Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013492

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos PSychologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 296
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the theoretical part of the course (the 2 hour weekly lectures), students are expected: (a) to familiarize themselves with the basic principles of scientific research and ethics in psychological research and with different research approaches, in order to better understand the empirical evidence that is presented in their courses and textbooks. (b) to be able to design and conduct a research study. By the end of the lab (the 2 hour weekly excersises in small groups), students are also expected: -to better understand the empirical evidence that is presented in their courses and textbooks, -to be able to design and conduct a research studies.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is an introduction to basic principles of scientific research. Steps in conducting scientific research. Types of scientific research. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches.Ethics in psychological research. Types of variables. Scientific hypothesis. Sampling.Reliability and validity of measurements. Observational methods, interview methods,questionnaires. Basic concepts and principles of experimental research. Types of experimental designs. Comparison studies (cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies, and cross-cultural studies). Basic principles of writing a scientific paper. The course involves: (i)2 hours weekly lecture (Teacher: P. Metallidou) (ii)2 hours weekly exercises in small groups of students on methodology issues (Teachers: P. Metallidou, D. Moraitou, D. Tata).
Scientific research, Ethics, Quantitative and qualitative research approaches, Sampling, Variables, Measurement, Experimental research
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
All the information about the course is on the E-Learning (Moodle). Lectures and exercises are presented via power point. Communication via e-mail, especially with students who are not able to follow some lectures due to special needs.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work261
Reading Assigment240.9
Written assigments
Student Assessment
All the course information as well as the evaluation process are on the E-Learning (Moodle). Assessment method for the lectures: final written examination (60%). Assessment method for the workshops: 4 individual tests (20%) 1 mid-term exam(20%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Christensen, L. B. (2007, μετάφρ.). Η πειραματική μέθοδος στην επιστημονική έρευνα (8η έκδ.). Επιστημονική Επιμέλεια: Μπ. Ντάβου. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση. Bryman, A. (2017, μετάφρ.). Μέθοδοι Κοινωνικής έρευνας (Επιστημ. Επιμ. Α. Αϊδίνης). Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Stier Adler, Ε., & Clark, Ρ. (2018, μετάφρ.). Κοινωνική  Έρευνα:  Μια ξενάγηση στις μεθόδους και στις τεχνικές (5η έκδ.) (Επιστημ. Επιμ. Γ. Τσίρμπας). Θεσσαλονίκη: Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα. Shaughnessy, J. J., Zechmeister, E. B., & Jeanne, S. (2018). Οι ερευνητικές μέθοδοι στην Ψυχολογία (Επιστημ. Επιμ. Έ. Ζιώρη). Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Ζαφειρόπουλος, Κ. (2015) (2η έκδοση). Πώς γίνεται μια επιστημονική εργασία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ Α.Ε. Goodwin, C. J. (1998). Research in Psychology: Methods and design (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.
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