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;

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, chisquare 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. 

Core Courses 
X

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

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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 
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