PSYE310 Теоретично насочено изследване


The aim of the course is to teach students how to make a literature review on a chosen research topic and to write a state-of-the-art report. The course prepares the students for writing the theoretical part of their bachelor thesis. The students can choose a topic from any of the following areas of psychology: personality psychology, cognitive science, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, organizational psychology.

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Психология (на английски език)


проф. Лилия Гурова  д-р

Описание на курса:


On completion of the course students

1) should know

• what kind of information a good literature review should provide;

• how to structure the collected relevant information;

• how to use the literature review for generating and justifying research questions.

2) should be capable

• to do efficiently a literature search on a given topic;

• to write a state-of-the-art-report;

• to formulate questions which have not been answered by the current research on the topic of their study.

Предварителни изисквания:
The students should have successfully passed the exam of the course which corresponds to the area of their research topic.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:
Самостоятелна работа

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. How to do library search.
  2. How to make an annotated bibliography.
  3. From an annotated bibliography to a literature review.

Литература по темите:

Cone, J., Foster, Sh. (2006). Dissertations and Theses: From Start to Finish. American Psychological Association.

Средства за оценяване:

- a written assignment (annotated bibliography) (40%)

- a written assignment (literature review) (40%)

- discussion (20%)