At a Glance...
The aims of both parts of the Module is to acquaint the
student with Research Methods concepts in Psychology so that they can
understand how to gather data in a reliable way and then how to analyze and
interpret these data.
In this part of the Module the emphasis will be placed on
the issues of Research Methodology and the Student will learn how
to design his Research, How he can collect data that lead to safe conclusions,
how to interpret them to make sense and how to present the findings both to the
academic world and the public. The Student will study the
Ethics of the Research and reflect on special Issues when researching the
unborn child life or in the field of human conception.
Finally, the Student will be able to choose the best serving
research method to serve your inquisitive nature towards probing into the
mysteries of human primal life and beyond, and you will be able to read the
research work of other scientists from a critical point of view.
You need to have successfully completed the 1st part of this
Module PS6104 (I) Methods in Psychology I. The course will be conducted at the
level expected of Undergraduate Students or Professionals and Executives who
can critically think and reflect. Therefore, for all participants, reading and
writing comfortably in English at the Undergraduate College Level is desirable
as well as a reflective Mind to delve into concepts.
Although the lectures are designed to be self-contained,
students wanting to expand their knowledge even further will be guided to do so
through extensive bibliography. Students are advised to read the required
readings either before or soon after each unit, but in advance of the next
unit. Recommended and supplemental readings can be read any time throughout the
course in the self-study context and this is what will take your understanding
to new heights.
There will be video lectures (60-75 minutes each) each
week. The lectures can be divided into about 4-6 segments, separated by
interactive quiz questions for you to to help you process and understand
the material. In addition, there will be a problem set and a programming
assignment each week and there will be a final exam. You are encouraged to
maintain a personal journal of thoughts, observations and experiences during
the course. For the community work, there will be action learning activities
which will involve you talking to others in your environment. A brief essay
is to be written based on your experience.
This 2nd part of the module focuses on the following
Understanding Psychological Measurement
The Experiment In Psychological Research
Complex Research Design
Analyzing, Interpreting Data
Presentation Of Research, The Apa Style
What is the miraculous thing about this course?
You will be able to understand the jargon of methods in
Will I be able to apply the learning?
Yes, each unit will include reflective exercises and action
learning assignments to help you understand and experiment with the ideas
studies at work or at home in your life. You will reflect on what the role of a
health practitioner is, esp. in the field of Prenatal Psychology and this will
affect other aspects of your personal and working life inspiring you to adopt
attitudes and behaviors towards co-operation and co-creation in full respect of
who each of the team is extending a helpful hand when needed and a clearer mind
at times of confusion.
Do I have to do community work right from the beginning of
Yes, community work is an integral part of this educational
program. You are expected to offer 4 hours of community work a week, which will
Do I have to do any personal work right from the beginning?
Yes, since this educational program goes very deep, it is
important for you to have your support system and personal work is an integral
part of it. You can choose to work individually or in a group in your area and
it is advisable that you opt for prenatal psychology to be the Psychology
Thought you work with, if this is possible where you live. A session of 2
hours a week is expected.
What resources will I need for this course?
All you need is an Internet connection and the time to read
and discuss the exciting materials available online.