Empirical Research Methodology 2-IKV-116

The aim of this course is for students to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of quantitative, primarily experimental, research: from design, through implementation, to data analysis, reporting and interpretation of findings. After this course, students should be able to (critically) analyze research studies. Lections will also provide practical experience with conducting one´s own experiment, including basic statistical analysis.



  • American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Cooper, H. (2010). Reporting Research in Psychology. How to meet Journal Article Reporting Standards. Washington: American Psychological Association.
  • Field, A. (2005). Discovering statistics using SPSS. London: Sage Publications.
  • Gould J. C. (2002). Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences. London: CRC Press.
  • Harris, P. (2008). Designing and reporting experiments in psychology. Berkshire: McGraw-Hill.
  • Sani, F., & Todman, J. (2006). Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology. A First Course. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

Course requirements

  • at least 75% attendence rate
  • at least 50% of the points within each of the following subjects of evaluation (1-5):
  • Assignments (20%)
  • Semestral project:
    • Preliminary text (10%)
    • Full paper (30%)
    • Presentation (10%)
  • Final exam (30%)
  • Scale: A: 91–100; B: 81–90; C: 71–80; D: 61–70; E: 51–60; Fx: 0–50.

Schedule, teacher, and contact

Course is taught by Mgr. Jakub Šrol. You can contact me at jakub.srol@savba.sk.