BASIC RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

First cycle degree in PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: MICHELE VICOVARO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Examination methods: Written exam including multiple choice items, open questions and exercises to be solved. The possibility of an optional oral integration will be provided, in the form of a research project to be presented to the class.
Course unit contents: Psychology as a science;
Research Ethics;
Phenomena, models, and theories in Psychology;
The concepts of sample, variable, and relationship between variables;
Measurement in psychology;
Basics of statistical analysis;
Experimental research designs;
Quasi-experimental research designs;
Non-experimental research designs and single case studies;
Validity: internal, external, construct and statistical.