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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
Tues, 8/25
Introductions
x
Thurs, 8/27
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Tues, 9/1 MEET IN STEVENSON 2044 x
Thurs, 9/3 Measuring Attitudes;
Set of three references due
Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Tues, 9/8
Survey Research: questions
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Thurs, 9/10 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE) x
Tues, 9/15 x  
Thurs, 9/17 x
Tues, 9/22 MEET IN STEVENSON 2044
x
Thurs, 9/24 Survey Research: Sampling Internet Sources
Tues, 9/29 PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale
x
Thurs, 10/1 Experimental design Chapter 8, 10, 11,12;
Internet Sources
Tues, 10/6 MEET IN STEVENSON 2044 x
Thurs, 10/8 x x
Tues, 10/13

Field Experiments

x
Thurs, 10/15 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE)  
Tues, 10/20 Longitudinal methods Internet Sources
Thurs, 10/22 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Tues, 10/27 QUIZ #2 x
Thurs, 10/29 PROJECT #2 DUE: Design a high impact experiment
x
Tues, 11/3 Qualitative Resaerch We will be discussing Hamilton (2007) in detail. Internet Sources
Thurs, 11/5 x x
Tues, 11/10

Research Ethics

Chapter 3;
Research Ethics
Thurs, 11/12

Last set of questions about research review paper due (can turn in on MOODLE)

x
Tues, 11/17 Applied and Evaluation Research;
Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Thurs, 11/19 PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media x
Tues, 11/24 x x
Thurs, 11/26 NO CLASS x
Tues, 12/1 3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit x
Thurs, 12/3 x x
Tues, 12/8
x
x
Thurs, 12/10
x
x
Tues, 12/15
11:00 am
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


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Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper