Class Métodos de Investigação em Neuropsicologia Aplicada I

  • Presentation


    This curricular unit provides students with research skills in Psychology, focusing on Applied Neuropsychology, focusing on the first phase of research: research designs, problems and questions, research methodologies and ethical procedures.


  • Code


  • Syllabus


    PC1. Evidence-based practice and scientific relevance: Levels of scientific evidence

    PC2. The research process
    PC2.1. Literature review and state of the art
    PC2.2. Definition of research questions and/or hypotheses: description and exploration.

    PC2.3. Operationalization of variables.
    PC2.3.1. Classification of variables.
    PC3. Study Designs

    PC3.1. Qualitative
    PC3.1.1. characteristics
    PC3.1.2. participants
    PC3.1.3. qualitative research: secondary and primary sources
    PC3.2. Quantitative methods
    PC3.2.1. characteristics of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies

    PC3.2.2 Sampling
    PC3.3. Experimental methods
    PC3.3.1 Types of experimental studies

    PC3.3.2 Experimental designs
    PC3.4. Experimental techniques Data collection

    PC3.4.1 Questionnaires; interviews; observation
    PC3.4.2. online & face-to-face
    PC4. Ethics in human research
    PC5. Presentation of scientific work

    PC5.1. Written
    PC5.2. oral

  • Objectives


    LG1) interrogate reality, identifying psychosocial problems and their context;
    LG2) review and present the most relevant literature;
    LG3) set study objectives and select the appropriate type of methodology (quantitative or qualitative);

    LG4) understand and anticipate the ethical issues associated with research and the role of ethics committees;
    LG5) present their project using scientific language.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    This UC is taught in an essentially theoretical-practical way, alternating theoretical-thematic discussion, discussion of the literature, and practical exercises, with an important component of research work carried out under the guidance of the teacher(s).

  • References


    American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.) .
    Garrido, M. V. & Prada, M. (Eds.). (2016) . Manual de competências académicas. Sílabo.
    Reis, H., & Judd, C. (2014). Handbook of research methods in social and personality psychology (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.
    Sternberg, R. (Ed.). (2018). Guide to Publishing in Psychology Journals (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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