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200119 SE Theory and Empirical Research (Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology) 1 (2020S)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.03. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 19.03. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 26.03. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 02.04. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 23.04. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 30.04. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 07.05. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 14.05. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 28.05. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 04.06. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 18.06. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607
Thursday 25.06. 13:15 - 16:30 PCR Computerhörsaal Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0607

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is intended to provide the sufficient knowledge to do empirical and quantitative scientific work in the domain of experimental psychology/cognitive neuroscience. Although not necessary, we recommend taking TEWA1 (SS 2020) followed by TEWA2 (WS 2020). Through a combination of theory-oriented classes, and hands-on practical tutorials, the following material will be covered:

Aims of TEWA1:
1) Literature research with the use of reference managers (Zotero)
2) Understanding academic literature and developing scientific thinking through practical work in class (individually and in groups)
3) Independent development of a research idea and detailed formulation of its experimental implementation, which will be presented orally, and summarized in a written exposé
4) Programming basic experimental tasks using MATLAB (Psychtoolbox)
5) Basic use of Excel for data management (formulas, pivot tables, plots, simple stats)
5) Preparation of a simple experiment with TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)
- programming of a task in MATLAB with guidance in class
- getting accustomed with handling TMS
- independent preparation of ethics application and questionnaires

In TEWA2 (WS 2020), data will be acquired for the planned experiment, and processed and analyzed with the software R (preprocessing, plotting, statistics)

Assessment and permitted materials

Presence, oral presentation (40%) written exposé (50%), participation in practical activities (10%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in all performance-relevant aspects. Acquisition of the competences necessary for the planning and carrying out of a research project in the field of cognitive psychology/social neuroscience.

Examination topics

Reading of the relevant literature, development of the skills taught during the course, presence and active participation in class, oral presentation and written exposé about own research idea.

Reading list

Literature and links given during class

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21