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Course syllabus BSPP90009 - Methodology (FPS - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)


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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Psychology
Course unit code: BSPP90009
Course unit title: Methodology
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture12 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 5
Recommended semester/trimester: 3
 
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assessment methods:
written exam (100%)

Grades are awarded as follows:
A = 94-100 points = 1
B = 86-93 points = 1.5
C = 76-85 points = 2
D = 66-75 points = 2.5
E = 56-65 points = 3
FX = 0 - 55 points = 4
 
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The Course Methodology is designed to expose students to important issues which are central to quantitative research. Students learn how to carry out the entire research process, beginning with identifying the research problem and ending with a dissertation thesis or research report. Among the topics covered are theoretical-empirical introduction leading to the formulation of research assumptions, precise operationalization and description of indicators, formulation of research questions and hypotheses in empirical language, presentation of research findings and psychological interpretation of results. This course also addresses skills needed to read, understand and critically evaluate research reports. Awareness is centered on detection of data fabrication and data falsification.
 
Course contents:
Dissertation research design
Selecting an appropriate research design – correlational, comparative, experimental research design
Selecting an appropriate research design – observational studies – case – control design, cohort studies
Sampling methods
Data collection methods
Operationalization of variables, formulation of research questions and hypotheses in empirical language
Defense of doctoral research project
Data collection and data file preparation
Presentation of the research results
Statistical significance vs. practical significance (effect size)
Psychological interpretation of data
Dissertation defense
Current issues in the methodology of psychological research: reproducibility of scientific results and replication crisis
Current issues in the methodology of psychological research: detection of data fabrication and data falsification
 
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
RITOMSKÝ, A. Metodológia projektovania psychologického výskumu. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2016.
RITOMSKÝ, A. Metodologické a metodické otázky kvantitatívneho výskumu. Bratislava: Iris, 2015.
GOODWIN, J. Research in Psychology. NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002.

 
Language of instruction: Slovak
 
Notes:
 
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 6

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Name of lecturer(s): PhDr. Veronika Boleková, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Eva Gajdošová, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification: 24. 7. 2019
Supervisor: prof. PhDr. Eva Gajdošová, PhD.


Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 07/24/2019.

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