RESEARCH METHODS II

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΈΡΕΥΝΑΣ ΙΙ / RESEARCH METHODS II
CodeΨΥ-362
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPsychology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013501

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

Registered students: 368
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course326

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600168053
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course students will: 1) be familiar with the basic and advanced concepts and principles of quantitative and qualitative methodology 2) be in a position to choose the most appropriate quantitative or qualitative method for the examination of their research questions and hypotheses 3) be able to design a research study with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis 4) be in a position to examine and explain phenomena of moderation and mediation 5) be able to implement the basic principles of scientific writing
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Psychological science aims at describing and understanding psychological phenomena. This aim is achieved through the collection and analysis of empirical data. The main purpose of this course is to help students understand that psychological research is the basis of psychological practice. Hence, understanding methodological principles is a necessary tool for all psychology students. The course is a sequel to the course Research Methodology I and focuses on quantitative and qualitative research methods in psychology in greater depth. The course consists of two cycles, one concerning quantitative and one qualitative methods, which run in parallel on a weekly basis. Both cycles combine lectures with workshops, in which students are trained in specific methods of data collection and analysis. These two cycles are complemented with a scientific writing lab, where students practice the basic principles of scientific writing. Quantitative cycle (co-ordinator: D. Xanthopoulou): This cycle examines in more depth issues of quantitative research methodology such as the role of variables in examining mediation and moderation hypotheses,advanced methodological designs for hypothesis testing (e.g., cross-lagged studies, quantitative diary studies), measurement issues including reliability and validity, sampling and the importance of sample representativeness. Qualitative cycle (co-ordinator: E. Georgaca): This cycle focuses both on the philosophy and principles of qualitative research and on specific methodologies. It covers data collection methods, such as observational interviews, focus groups, archive analysis, as well as data analysis approaches, such as thematic analysis, grounded theory, phenomenological and hermeneutic approaches, narrative analysis and discourse analysis.
Keywords
research methods, qualitative research, quantitative research
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
powerpoint presentations during lectures and workshops e-mail communication with students webclass
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures441.7
Laboratory Work301.2
Reading Assigment501.9
Written assigments301.2
Exams20.1
Total1566
Student Assessment
Description
• QUANTITAVE METHODS CYCLE: students are assessed on the basis of written exams at the end of the semester. This exam corresponds to 50% of the final mark. • QUALITATIVE METHOD CYCLE:students are assessed on the basis of the following seven individual assignments: - Topic selection/References/A.P.A. style(10%) - Research Question (10%) - Consent Forms (5%) - Interview Guide (5%) - Method section (10%) - Analysis-Coding (5%) - Analysis-Theme organizing (5%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σίμος, Π., & Κομίλη, Α. (2003). Μέθοδοι έρευνας στην ψυχολογία και τη γνωστική νευροεπιστήμη. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση. Willig, C. (2015). Ποιοτικές μέθοδοι έρευνας στην ψυχολογία: Εισαγωγή. Αθήνα: Gutenberg.
Additional bibliography for study
Babbie, E. (2011). Εισαγωγή στην κοινωνική έρευνα. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Κριτική. Ίσαρη, Φ. & Πουρκός, Μ. (2015). Ποιοτική μεθοδολογία έρευνας. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα: Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο: http://hdl.handle.net/11419/5826 Robson, C. (2010). H έρευνα του πραγματικού κόσμου. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Τσιώλης, Γ. (2014). Μέθοδοι και τεχνικές ανάλυσης στην ποιοτική κοινωνική έρευνα. Αθήνα: Κριτική. Θα αναρτώνται παρουσιάσεις των διδασκουσών καθώς και επιλεγμένα άρθρα και κεφάλαια στον ιστότοπο του μαθήματος στο https://elearning.auth.gr
Last Update
25-05-2021