Study programme 2020-2021Français
Experimentation Methodology
Programme component of Bachelor's in Psychology and Education: General (Charleroi (Hor. décalé)) à la Faculty of Psychology and Education

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UP-B2-BAGENE-005-CCompulsory UEHUET KathyP362 - Métrologie et Sciences du langage
  • HUET Kathy

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français151500044.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SMSL-118Experimentation Methodology1515000Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the theoretical and methodological fundamentals in psychology and educational sciences to analyse a situation involving these disciplines
    • Describe the principles of methodological approaches (objectives, methods, techniques and tools) to understand and explain the functioning of individuals, groups and organisations
  • Provide clear, accurate, and reasoned information
    • Summarise the contributions of different sources to justify an opinion or decision
    • Write bibliographic references and results of statistical analysis in a standardised way (according to APA standards)
  • Collaborate, work in a team
    • Interact effectively with other students to carry out collaborative projects.
    • Identify and appropriately implement the different ways of working in a group
  • Act ethically and professionally
    • Name, and be familiar with, legal frameworks and ethical principles that govern research and practice in psychology and educational sciences, and implement them in studies in a reflexive manner (exams, work, etc.)
  • Grow personally and professionally
    • Develop their scientific curiosity and open-mindedness
    • Understand the various means available for documentation, to promote self-learning and lifelong learning
  • Understand the fundamentals related to the scientific approach in psychology or educational sciences
    • Identify and describe the specific characteristics of scientific processes
    • Identify and describe the different steps to carry out research
    • Identify and explain the main methods (including limitations) specific to the scientific process
    • Conduct relevant research from scientific literature, from both Francophone and Anglophone references, and select appropriate elements with respect to a particular research topic.
    • Give a critique and argue a point of view as part of a scientific approach

Learning Outcomes of UE

Scientific notions linked to to the experiment in human sciences.
Analysis criticizes of scientific articles with experimental design.
Analysis criticizes of human sciences experiments: propose improvements and elaborate experimental designs.

Content of UE

Theoretical lessons and applications of the following notions :
Specificity of experimentation and differences with other forms of research
Diffusion, localization and collection of scientific information / problematization of the research
Phases of experimentation
Quality criteria of experimental hypotheses (including ethics)
setting up groups : independant, paired, contrasted, sampling strategies
Independent variables, dependent, parasites, with provoked  and invoked variations
validity internal, external, ecological biases
experimental designs :  classical, factorial, clinical

Prior Experience

Principes de la recherche en sciences humaines (bloc 1)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination
  • eTest

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Written examination (70%)
Presentations and projects (30%).  Groups of 6 students are established by students themselves via the platform Moodle following a schedule specified at the beginning of course. Every student who not respecte the term of registration will be considered as absente for this AA.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Written examination
  • eTest

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Written examination (100%) The TP score of Q1 is not reported for the evaluation of Q3.

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés
  • Démonstrations
  • Travaux pratiques
  • Exercices de création et recherche en atelier
  • Etudes de cas

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
P-SMSL-118Via Moodle : Lecture notes Slides copies Pedagogical material : scientific publications, exercices, ... Formative evaluation activities

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SMSL-118Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SMSL-118- Rossi, J. P., Crombe, P, Lecuyer, R., Pêcheux, M.-G., Tourette, C., La méthode expérimentale en psychologie, PAris, Dunod, 1989
- Robert, M., Allaire, D, Beaugrand, J.P., Bélanger, D., Bouchard, M.A., Charbonneau, C., Doré, F. Y., Earls, C., Fortin, A., Sabourin, M., Fondements et étapes de la recherche scientifique en psychologie, Paris, Québec, Maloine, Edisem, 1988.
- Myers, A., Hasen, C., Psychologie expérimentale, Paris, Bruxelles, De Boeck et Larcier, 2003.
- Norimatsu H. et Pigem N. (2008), Les techniques d'observation en sciences humaines, Paris, Armand Colin.
- Lavarde A.-M. (2008), Guide méthodologique de la recherche en psychologie, Bruxelles, De Boeck Université.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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