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Psy 280: Research Methods

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINES FOR WRITTEN COURSE WORK DEPEND UPON THE PROGRESS THAT WE MAKE DURING CLASS. THEREFORE, THESE DEADLINES CAN CHANGE.

Day & Date
Lecture/Discussion Topic
Related Readings
Wed, 8/23
Introductions
x
Mon, 8/29
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Wed, 8/31 x x
Mon, 9/5 NO CLASS x
Wed, 9/7 Meet in Stevenson 2055 x
Mon, 9/12 Measuring Attitudes Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Wed, 9/14
Survey Research: questions
Set of three references due
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Mon, 9/19 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE) x
Wed, 9/21 Survey Research: Sampling
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Mon, 9/26 QUIZ #1 x
Wed, 9/28 x x
Mon, 10/3 Meet in Stevenson 2055 x
Wed, 10/5 Experimental design Chapter 8, 10, 11,12;
Internet Sources
Mon, 10/10

PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale

x
Wed, 10/12 x x
Mon, 10/17 Meet in Stevenson 2055 x
Wed, 10/19 Field Experiments x
Mon, 10/24 Longitudinal methods Internet Sources
Wed, 10/26 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Mon, 10/31 (Possibly meet in Stevenson 2055)
PROJECT #2 DUE: Design a high impact experiment
x
Wed, 11/2 x x
Mon, 11/7 x
Wed, 11/9 Applied and Evaluation Research Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Mon, 11/14 Qualitative Research We will be discussing Hamilton (2007) in detail, click to download and read.

Internet Sources
Wed, 11/16 x x
Mon, 11/21 Last set of questions about research review paper due (can turn in on MOODLE)  
Wed, 11/23 NO CLASS  
Mon, 11/28
x
Wed, 11/30 PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media x
Mon, 12/5 Research Ethics
3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit
Chapter 3; Research Ethics
Wed, 12/7
x
x
Wed, 5/16
QUIZ #3
RESEARCH REVIEW PAPER DUE
(CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE)
x

 

 

 

Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Stevenson 2089
664-2587
smithh@sonoma.edu

Course assignments:
Research review paper
Three questions assignment
Project 1
Project 2
Project 3


Helpful information:
Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper