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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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PSYINT4 Psychological research methods I 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Psychology
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

Students will become familiar with variables, research settings and measuring methods typical for psychological research. After a successful completion of this course, students will understand the different stages of a psychological research process and are able to read psychological research reports from theoretical and empirical points of view.


An introduction to the principles of scientific thinking, the research methods used in psychology and the different stages of a research process.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

General written exam.
A book exam on electronic exam.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Neale &Liebert, Science and behavior: Introduction to methods of research. Prentice-Hall 1986 or Salkind, Exploring research. Pearson 2006.

2. Stanovich, How to think straight about psychology, 4th edition. HarperCollins 1996 or later edition.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
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Faculty of Social Sciences