FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

PSY 104 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Quantitative Methods in Psychology II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 104
Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Application: Experiment / Laboratory / Workshop
Lecture / Presentation
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;
  • Will be able to describe key concepts involved in psychological statistics.
  • Will be able to state basic statistical techniques (conceptually and numerically).
  • Will be able to correctly apply statistical techniques to psychological data.
  • Will be able to correctly interpret results of analyses of psychological data.
  • Will be able to clearly convey orally and in writing the details of statistical analyses and results.
Course Description 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: t test, ANOVA and nonparametric tests. 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 Course Description & Overview of the PSY 103
2 Comparing Two Means Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 9; pp.316-346)
3 How to Report Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 9; pp.316-346)
4 Independent t-test Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 9; pp.334-341)
5 Paired-samples t-test Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 9; pp.326-333)
6 Midterm Exam I
7 Comparing Several Means Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 10; pp.347-394)
8 One-way ANOVA Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 10; pp.347-394)
9 One-way ANOVA Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 10; pp.347-394)
10 One-way ANOVA Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 10; pp.347-394)
11 Assumptions of the Parametric Tests Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 5; pp.131-165)
12 Midterm Exam II
13 Non-parametric Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 15; pp.539-583)
14 Non-parametric Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications (Chapter 15; pp.539-583)
15 Overview of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd Edition). London: Sage Publications

ISBN-13: 978-1847879073

ISBN-10: 9781847879073

Suggested Readings/Materials

Course slides

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
30
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
3
42
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
28
28
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
12
24
Final Exam
1
38
38
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

X
2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

X
4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

X
7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

X
8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

X
11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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

 


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