General information

Module title The Philosophy, Ethics And Process Of Science
Language English
Module lecturer Marina Klimenko, PhD
Lecturer's email mklimenko@ufl.edu
Lecturer position PhD
Faculty Faculty of Philosophy
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 30
ECTS 5
USOS code 22-PIE-PES

Timetable

Classes take place on Monday at 16:45

Module aim (aims)

Objectives of the course/subject:

  1. Identify and explain the general process of research in psychology by defining the scientific method, distinguishing between a hypothesis and a research question, identifying the limitations and strengths of the major categories of research design, explaining the rationale for random sampling, and so forth.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and scientific reasoning by testing claims using appropriate psychological research methods.
  3. Evaluate the quality of evidence in published psychological research.
  4. Practice doing research in psychology by formulating hypotheses, collecting small data, analyzing data, and communicating results.
  5. Apply APA guidelines for writing style and formatting to their own academic writing.
  6. Distinguish science from pseudoscience by identifying the norms and characteristics of each.

 

Student workload and ECTS credits [Attention! 1ECTS = 30h; each course comprise 30h of meetings; so you add other expectations in terms of working-hrs through the semester and then sum up hrs è points for you 5, which means 150hrs of work]

 

Form of activity

Average hours per activity

Hours of classes (according to the study plan) with the teacher

30 hours

Student's own work*

Preparation for classes

15 hours

Reading the indicated literature

20 hours

Preparation of a written work, report, presentation, demonstration, etc.

 

Preparation of the project

60  hours

Preparation of the term paper

 

Exam / Credit Preparation

 

Other (what?) – collecting/coding data

25 hours

...

 

TOTAL HOURS

150

NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS FOR A COURSE/SUBJECT

5

 

Methods and forms of conducting classes

X

Lecture with multimedia presentation of selected issues

x

Conversation lecture

x

Problem lecture

x

Discussion

x

Working with text

x

Case study method

 

Problem-based learning

x

Didactic/simulation game

 

Solving tasks (e.g. computational, artistic, practical)

x

Practice method

 

Laboratory method

x

Research method (scientific inquiry)

x

Workshop method

 

Design method

x

Demonstration and observation

 

Audio and/or video demonstrations

 

Activating methods (e.g.: "brainstorming", SWOT analysis technique, decision tree technique, "snowball" method, constructing "mind maps")

 

Working in groups

x

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Syllabus

Reading list