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inf972 - Fundamental Competencies in Psychology III: Experiments and Studies (Course overview)
Department of Computing Science 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Wintersemester 2018/2019 Examination
Lecture
Exercises
Notes for the module
Prerequisites
The module inf972 Fundamental Competences in Psychology III: Experiments and Studies forms a basic curriculum in the MSc Engineering Socio-Technical Systems for students with a degree in computer science to complement their scientific education in the field of designing, planning and carrying out scientific experiments and studies. The course focuses on methods for studying human machine interaction in socio-technical systems as they are addressed in this MSc degree.

The module introduces on standard methods of scientific experiments. The module is based on standard introductory text books in Psychology, as for example the standard text book "Das psychologische Experiment, Eine Einführung, Osswald Huber, 2005“ (will be taught in English of course) or in the standard textbook in the field of Human Computer Interaction: Research Methods in HCI, Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Harry
Hochheiser, John Wiley and Sons Ltd, 2009.

With this module, students with a background in Computer Science can complement their expertise in the field of scientific experiments and methods and provide them with a basis knowledge in this area. It will give them prerequisites to jointly attend courses and get practical assignments in later terms of their studies together with the students with a background in psychology for whom the methods and tools for scientific experiments are part of their BSc studies.

This module provides students without prior knowledge of designing, planning, and carrying out scientific experiments and studies with the basic knowledge in that field as relevant for mastering subsequent modules in the curriculum. The course is compulsory for students featuring a background in computer science and lacking fundamental competences in psychology. It is not intended for students already featuring a background in psychology.
Reference text
This module provides students without prior knowledge of designing, planning, and carrying out scientific experiments and studies with the basic knowledge in that field as relevant for mastering subsequent modules in the curriculum. The course is compulsory for students featuring a background in computer science and lacking fundamental competences in psychology. It is not intended for students already featuring a background in psychology.
Time of examination
At the end of the lecture period
Module examination
practical work and oral exam
Skills to be acquired in this module
Professional competences:
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Methodological competences:
The students are introduced into the design, implementation and also the analysis and interpretation of experiments.

Social competences:
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Self-competences:
The students have knowledge of the tools and methods used for experiment design and evaluation. They are able to choose the right methods for their specific experiment. They are able to design and run experiments.