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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSP5070137, A.A. 2016/17

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS2192, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BASIC RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MICHELE VICOVARO M-PSI/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/03 Psychometrics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 03/10/2016
End of activities 13/01/2017
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 COMMISSIONE DEL 6 GIUGNO 06/06/2019 06/06/2019 SPOTO ANDREA (Presidente)
VIDOTTO GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)
4 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 VICOVARO MICHELE (Presidente)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
VIDOTTO GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)
3 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 VICOVARO MICHELE (Presidente)
SPOTO ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
VIDOTTO GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)
2 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 VICOVARO MICHELE (Presidente)
VIDOTTO GIULIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Understand the main scientific methods applied in psychological research. Learn how to design a research, to implement it, to collect, analyze and interpret research data. Critically understand characteristics of both qualitative and quantitative methods in psychological research.
Examination methods: Written exam including multiple choice items, open questions and exercises to be solved. The possibility of an oral integration will be guaranteed.
Assessment criteria: Specific and critical knowledge about research methods in psychology will be evaluated as well as the ability of understanding and applying the correct methods in specific situations.
Course unit contents: Psychology as a science;
The concepts of sample, variable, and relationship between variables;
Measurement in psychology;
Experimental research designs;
Quasi-experimental research designs;
Non-experimental research designs and single case studies;
Validity: internal, external, construct and statistical;
Qualitative and quantitative methods in psychological research.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal and interactive lessons.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides, exercises and further matherials will be available as learning tools.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Price, P.C., Psychology Research Methods: Core Skills and Concepts. --: Flat World Knowledge, 2012. Only selected Chapters will be part of the program