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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
Mon, 1/25
Introductions
x
Wed, 1/27
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Mon, 2/1 MEET IN SCHULZ 1014 x
Wed, 2/3 Measuring Attitudes;
Set of three references due
Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Mon, 2/8
Survey Research: questions
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Wed, 2/10 x x
Mon, 2/15 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE) x
Wed, 2/17 Survey Research: Sampling Internet Sources
Mon, 2/22 x
x
Wed, 2/24 QUIZ #1 x
Mon, 2/29 MEET IN SCHULZ 1014 x
Wed, 3/2 PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale x
Mon, 3/7 Experimental design Chapter 8, 10, 11,12;
Internet Sources
Wed, 3/9

Field Experiments

x
Mon, 3/14 NO CLASS x
Wed, 3/16 NO CLASS x
Mon, 3/21 MEET IN SCHULZ 1014 x
Wed, 3/23 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE) x
Mon, 3/28 Longitudinal methods Internet Sources
Wed, 3/30 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Mon, 4/4 MEET IN SCHULZ 1014
PROJECT #2
DUE: Design a high impact experiment
x
Wed, 4/6 x
Mon, 4/11 NO CLASS x
Wed, 4/13 NO CLASS x
Mon, 4/18 Applied and Evaluation Research Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Wed, 4/20 MEET IN STEVENSON 2044 x
Mon, 4/25

Qualitative Resaerch We will be discussing Hamilton (2007) in detail.

Internet Sources
Wed, 4/27 Research Ethics
Last set of questions about research review paper due (can turn in on MOODLE)
Chapter 3;
Research Ethics
Mon, 5/2 PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media x
Wed, 5/4 3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit x
Mon, 5/9
x
x
Wed, 5/11
x
x
Mon, 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


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