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Psychological Research Project

Course code
Course type
BSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2024
Hannah Maria Baum, Yannick Michael Endres
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to independently design, conduct, and analyze psychological research studies. Building on the foundation of business psychology and methodological skills acquired in previous courses, this advanced-level course delves deeper into the intricacies of the research process. In subgroups, students will develop and conduct their own research projects, offering a hands-on application of the entire research process. They will develop a research question based on scientific literature, design a corresponding study, collect data, and analyze the results. The instructors will supervise these projects and provide guidance on scientific work during each stage of this process. At the end of the course, the students present and discuss their results during a poster conference and write a final scientific report.
Date Time
Tuesday, 16.01.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 16.01.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 22.01.2024 11:30 - 13:00
Monday, 22.01.2024 11:30 - 13:00
Monday, 05.02.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Monday, 05.02.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 16.02.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 16.02.2024 12:15 - 15:15
Friday, 16.02.2024 13:00 - 15:15
Wednesday, 13.03.2024 11:30 - 13:00
Wednesday, 13.03.2024 11:30 - 13:00
Wednesday, 13.03.2024 11:30 - 13:00
Thursday, 28.03.2024 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 28.03.2024 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 11.04.2024 08:00 - 11:15
Thursday, 11.04.2024 08:00 - 11:15
After completing this module, students…

1. Research Design and Proposal Development:

- can formulate well-defined research questions, hypotheses, and objectives.

- can select and justify appropriate research methods and designs for a given research question.

2. Ethical Considerations in Research:

- demonstrate an understanding of ethical guidelines and principles in psychological research.

- navigate the Ethical Review Board (ERB) process effectively.

3. Data Collection Techniques:

- can apply data collection methods, such as surveys or experiments.

- are able to utilize research tools and technologies for data collection.

4. Data Analysis and Interpretation:

- can select and apply statistical methods relevant to psychological research.

- demonstrate practical proficiency in using data analysis software.

5. Scientific Writing and Communication:

- are able to orally communicate and discuss research findings effectively.

- can develop a clear and concise research report following APA guidelines

6. Project Management:

- can overcome common challenges encountered in the research project lifecycle.

- are able to effectively manage time for a successful execution of research projects.

Literature will be announced during the course. 
Lectures, Project Work, Presentation Day
Written Assignments


Oral Participation

Statistics, Psychological Research Methods
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