PSY 103 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 103
Fall
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe key concepts involved in psychological statistics.
  • State basic statistical techniques (conceptually and numerically).
  • Be able to correctly apply statistical techniques to psychological data.
  • Be able to correctly interpret results of analyses of psychological data.
  • Be able to clearly convey orally and in writing the details of statistical analyses and results.
Course Content This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology. In addition to learning about the basics of conducting psychological data analysis and hypothesis testing, students will learn about the following statistical tests: correlation, regression, chi-square test. Student’s task will be to learn the basic concepts behind these tests, as well as to be able to compute the tests by hand. Student will also learn how to run these tests in SPSS.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Brief Survey of the Course Content
2 Introduction Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 1)
3 Frequency distributions Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 2) and Aron, A., Coups, E. J. & Aron, E. N. (2013). Statistics for Psychology (6th Edition). Pearson (Chapter 1)
4 Descriptive statistics Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 2) and Aron, A., Coups, E. J. & Aron, E. N. (2013). Statistics for Psychology (6th Edition). Pearson (Chapter 2)
5 Normal distribution Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 2)
6 Normal distribution Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 2)
7 Hypothesis testing Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 2)
8 Midterm Exam I
9 SPSS Environment Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 3)
10 Descriptive statistics in SPSS Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 3)
11 Correlation Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 6)
12 Regression Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 7)
13 Midterm Exam II
14 Categorical Data Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). Sage (Chapter 18)
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Lecture Notes; Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed). London: Sage.
References Aron, A., Coups, E. J. & Aron, E. N. (2013). Statistics for Psychology (6th Edition). Pearson

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
40
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
12
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
10
4
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
23
    Total
173

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest