Course: Experimental Psychology 2

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Course title Experimental Psychology 2
Course code PCH/EXP2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Charvát Miroslav, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The content of the course EXP2 are mainly presentations of students' experiments. In case of some additional time specific technical problems which can occure during the implementation of the experimental design will be discussed.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Projection (static, dynamic), Laboratory Work, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Experimental Psychology 2 This course is composed of presentations of the results from the experimental exercises made by students in the course EXP1. These experiment (presentations) are then discussed in the class and critically evaluated. Approximately 2 or 3 experiments (each about 30 minutes) are discussed once in a week according to the schedule.
Students in pairs (or threesome) gain some practice in planing and preparation of experimental design. The main output is the execution and presentation of small experiment. Students will learn how to evaluate experiment. They can practise the discussion skills.
The course EXP2 is a compulsory subject (A category) Prerequisites: course EXP1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Analysis of Activities ( Technical works)

Conditions for accomplishment: Presentation of the experiment and its results in PowerPoint (about 15-30 min.) - It must be an experiment or quasiexperiment! (see methodological literature) - It must be from the psychology field. - It must be the original work (inspiration and repetition of famous experiments is possible). - Presentation should include: a) brief theoretical background or introduction to the problem, b) the research question - hypothesis c) a description of the sample and methods of sampling d) a description of the design of the experiment, e) comprehensive presentation of the results with comments and interpretations f) discussion or evaluation
Recommended literature
  • Coolican, H. (1999). Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology. London.
  • Cumminsová, D. (1998). Záhady experimentální psychologie. Praha.
  • Ferjenčík, J. (2000). Úvod do metodologie psychologického výzkumu. Praha.
  • Hoskovec, J. (1992). Tajemství experimentální psychologie. Praha.
  • Maxwell, S.E., Delaney, H.D. (2004). Designing experiments and analyzing data. London.

Study plans that include the course
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