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Psychology 380: 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
Tues, 8/20
Introductions
x
Thurs, 8/22
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Tues, 8/27 Measuring Attitudes
x
Thurs, 8/29
Using research databases
Meet in Computer Lab, Stevenson 2044
Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Tues, 9/3 Set of three questions due
x
Thurs, 9/5 x
Tues, 9/10 List of three references for research review paper due x
Thurs, 9/12 Survey Research: questions
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Tues, 9/17

Class will start at 8:30 am

x
Thurs, 9/19 Class will start at 8:30 am
Survey Research: Sampling
Internet Sources
Tues, 9/24
Quiz will be available starting at 8:30 am
QUIZ #1

x
Thurs, 9/26 NO CLASS x
Tues, 10/1 Survey Research: Analysis
x
Thurs, 10/3
Experiments: Design
Meet at 8:30 am in Computer Lab, Stevenson 2044
Chapter 8, 10, 11 ,12;
Internet Sources
Tues, 10/8 x
x
Thurs, 10/10 x x
Tues, 10/15 PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale x
Thurs, 10/17

Set of three questions due
Field Experiments

x
Tues, 10/22 x x
Thurs, 10/24 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Tues, 10/29 Class will start at 8:30 am
x
Thurs, 10/31 x  
Tues, 11/5 Experiments: data analysis
Meet in Computer Lab, Stevenson 2044

PROJECT #2
DUE:
x
Thurs, 11/7 x x
Tues, 11/12
x
Thurs, 11/14 Qualitative Resaerch
Please read the Hamilton (2007) article before we begin our discussion of qualitative research
Internet Sources
Tues, 11/19

Research Ethics

Chapter 3;
Research Ethics
Thurs, 11/21

Last set of questions about research review paper due

x
Tues, 11/26 NO CLASS x
Thurs, 11/28 NO CLASS x
Tues, 12/3 Applied and Evaluation Research; 3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit
Class will start at 8:30 am
Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Thurs, 12/5
PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media
Class will start at 8:30 am
x
Tues, 12/10
8:30 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


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