Academic Catalog

COGS536 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS FOR COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Course Code: 9020536
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ANNETTE EDELTRAUD HOHENBERGER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Research methods: The students will be introduced to basic concepts of empirical research and experimental design: independent/dependent variable(s), variance. Methods and methodology of psychological research: experiment, observation, ex-post-facto design, cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies. Statistics: The students will be introduced to Descriptive Statistics: building statistical models, the reason between polulation-sample, distributions, various mean values, variance, SD, SE, confidential intervals, test statistics, as well as to Inferential Statistics: General Linear Model (GLM), various forms of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA, ANCOVA, MANOVA, repeated measures ANOVA, mixed design ANOVA). Correlation. Regression. Non-paramatic tests. Factor analysis. Statistical analyses will be conducted using SPSS. Designing and reporting experiments.