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Psy 280: Resaerch Methods

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Click here to access a page full of career information for psychology majors put together by Belmont College's career center.

Click here to see an alternative "e-source" to the textbook.

Click here for a general glossery of methods terms or here for a different list.

Click here to view a SSU Librairy discussion of peer reviewed journals.

Social Scientific Thinking

Measuring attitudes

Survey research: Asking questions

Survey research: Analyzing data

Experimental design

Observational methods

Applied and evaluation research

Qualitative research

Research ethics

Click here if you would like to read about the Karen Ruggiero's ethics scandal.

Kramer, A. et al. (2014). Experimental evidence of massive scale emotional contagion through social networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 111, 8788-7890.

NPR interview with the military psychologist involved with the CIA interrogation training.
Click here to read a more recent discussion of psychologists' involvement with the CIA "enhanced interrogation" program.

Click here to read an interesting NYT story about how scientists sometimes study their own children. A story about science and funding from ON THE MEDIA (NPR, 9/9/07

A Moodle book (authored by Jessica Parker, Education) about IRB applications and requirements

Bhattacharjee, Y. (April 26, 2013). The mind of a con man. New York Times.





Heather Smith, Ph.D.
Psychology Department
Stevenson 3089

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