PS6104 Methods in Psychology II

Learn how to design your Research, collect data that lead to safe conclusions, interpret them to make sense and present your findings both to the academic world and the public when probing into the mysteries of human primal life and beyond!

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.

Recommended Background

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. 

Suggested Readings

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.

Course Format

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 subjects:

Understanding Psychological Measurement

The Experiment In Psychological Research

Complex Research Design

Analyzing, Interpreting Data

Presentation Of Research, The Apa Style

Delicate Issues


What is the miraculous thing about this course?

You will be able to understand the jargon of methods in psychology! 

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 my studies?

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 be documented. 

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. 

in a Nutshell

16 weeks of study 
6-8 hours of work / week 
1st Year, 2nd semester 
3 credits 
English/ Greek
Educational Team

Part of the 
Professional Higher Education Certificate (PHEC)



1/10/2015 - 31/12/2020

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