Academic Catalog

PSY610 RESEARCH METH.IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Course Code: 2330610
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Psychology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. TLN GENZ
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

The course aims at the integration of Research and practice in Clinical Psychology. The course will cover diverse topics, including experimental design, assessment, sources of artifact and bias, data analyses and interpretation, and ethical issues raised by research. The students are expected to improve their understanding of research by developing hypotheses, and selecting appropriate methods, procedures, and assessment devices for testing the hypotheses. Furthermore, topics like analyzing and interpreting the data, and preparing the written scientific reports of the results in relation to the specific research areas and issues in Clinical Psychology are also stressed. The course will also comprise quasi-experiments, case studies and single experiments for clinical use.