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Psy 280: Research Methods

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Course Schedule:

Caveat:
The course schedule and procedures may change as the course progresses.

Day & Date
Lecture/Discussion Topic
Related Readings
Wed, 8/20
Introductions
x
Mon, 8/25
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Wed, 8/27 Measuring Attitudes
x
Mon, 9/1 HOLIDAY x
Wed, 9/3
Using research databases
Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Mon, 9/8 Set of three questions due
Meet in Computer Lab, Stevenson Stevenson 2055
x
Wed, 9/10 List of three references for research review paper due x
Mon, 9/15 Survey Research: questions
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Wed, 9/17

x

x
Mon, 9/22 Survey Research: Sampling Internet Sources
Wed, 9/24
x
Mon, 9/29 x x
Wed, 10/1 x
x
Mon, 10/6 NO CLASS x
Wed, 10/8
PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale
x
Mon, 10/13 Survey Research: Data Analysis
Meet in Computer Lab, Stevenson 2055

x
Wed, 10/15 Experimental design Chapter 8, 10, 11 ,12;
Internet Sources
Mon, 10/20

Set of three questions due
Field Experiments

x
Wed, 10/22 x x
Mon, 10/27 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Wed, 10/29 x
Mon, 11/3 x  
Mon, 11/5 Experiments: Data Analysis
Meet in Computer Lab, Stevenson 2055

PROJECT #2
DUE:
x
Mon, 11/10 x x
Wed, 11/12 x
x
Mon, 11/17 Qualitative Resaerch
Please read the Hamilton (2007) article before we begin our discussion of qualitative research
Internet Sources
Wed, 11/19

Research Ethics

Chapter 3;
Research Ethics
Mon, 11/24

Last set of questions about research review paper due

x
Wed, 11/26 HOLIDAY x
Mon, 12/1 Applied and Evaluation Research; 3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit
Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Wed, 12/3
PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media
x
Mon, 12/8
11:00 am
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