Subject: Research Methods in Psychology II

Scientific Area:



56 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Knowledge, understanding and application of research methodology procedures.
2 - Understanding the relevance of research in professional practice.
3 - Understanding and applying rigor and ethics in research.
4 - Development of research capacity and data collection.
5 - Development of basic research skills.


1 - Knowledge about scientific method, scientific knowledge and a methodology of knowledge and understanding on the scientific theme, scientific knowledge and a research methodology. As a scientific research paper
2 - Ethical care and resolution of ethical problems inherent to the resea rch situation.
3 - Research, in consultation and on-line, of consultation, analysis and interpretation of scientific and information productions.
4 - Consultation , knowledge and creation of data collection material.
5 - How to prepare a scientific research paper.
6 - Knowledge, session and basic use on SPSS in support of quantitative research in Psychology.
7 - Plan and anticipate situations.
8 - Programming and carrying out research activities.


Almeida, L. S., & Freire, T. , 2008 , Metodologia da investigação em psicologia e educação , Braga: Psiquilíbrios
American Psychological Association , 2010 , Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6ª ed.) , Washington, DC: Author
Grinnell, R. M. Jr., & Unra u, Y. A. , 2005 , Social work research and evaluation: Quantitative and qualitative approaches , Oxford: Oxford University Press
Marconi, M. A., & Lakatos, E. M. , 2008 , Metodologia do trabalho científico , S. Paulo: Editora Atlas
Hill, M. M., & Hill, A. , 2000 , Investigação por questionário , Lisboa: Edições Sílabo
Martins, C. , 2011 , Manual de análise de dados quantitativos com recurso ao IBM SPSS , Braga: Psiquilíbrios Edições
Pereira, A. , 2004 , Guia prático de utilização do SPSS: Análise de dados para as ciências sociais e psicologia , Lisboa: Sílabo

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Expositive method, being the student the receiver of the communication, but that should participate and interact in the debates. Reading, reflection and systematization of knowledge and skills from the proposed literature and autonomous research. Audiovisu al media will be used and contact will be made with realities, analyzed in practical classes and in team. Creation of opportunities for broad discussion based on the contributions of teachers and students; Use of the experience of teachers to exemplify contents, processes and dilemmas of psychological intervention. Evaluation: Frequency (40%), Group work (30%): written (20%) + oral (10%), Individual work (data collection and data analysis) (30%). In order to pass the course, a minimum of 8 marks must be awarded to all the evaluation parameters Note below 8 values in one of the evaluation parameters requires its repetition. Assistance of 75% of classes (except student workers)