DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Assoc.Prof. G. Robins, Dr. P. Dudgeon, Assoc.Prof. B. Rohrmann
     GRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS  "GRM"  <512-950>  2009
  Overview: My contribution to this course

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  NOTE: 
IN 2009,  GRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS IS RUN BY ASSOC.PROF. G. ROBINS & DR. P. DUDGEON;
ASSOC. PROF. B. ROHRMANN IS THEIR GUEST LECTURER FOR FOUR SESSIONS.

Objectives for sessions (4) to (6):
A brief discussion of principles underlying standard approaches to  data collection and their suitability for valid empirical research in different fields of psychology; brief overview of main methods; extended introduction into surveys as the most common 'modus operandi', including questionnaire design and sampling issues.

Classes:
Semester 1, 2 hours weekly over 9 weeks, Wednesday 11am to 1pm, Room 1120 R.B.B.

My sessions are on April 27 and May 4.

Program:
The course 950 runs 9 weeks. Besides running sessions (4) to (6), I am also responsible for parts of session (9).

lecture program

Content:
My main topics are: Research project design; data collection methods (focus: surveys); sampling issues; and research management.


Recommended reading & materials:

A list for sessions (4) to (6), with references from Psychology and related fields, will be distributed in my first session. (There is no single prescribed text, nor a reading pack).
Note: In previous years I run a much larger part of GRM and made most material available on my website;
click grm-mat to find a reprint.

Assessment:

There is no exam specifically for my sessions; however, the assessment tasks provided by Garry Robins & Paul Dudgeon will include issues of data collection methodology.

Contact & consultation:

Wednesday, 15:00-16:00 <room 803>.
E-mail: mail {at} rohrmannresearch.net


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