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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, 1/20 NO CLASS - JOB CANDIDATE VISIT x
Mon, 1/26 NO CLASS - JOB CANDIDATE VISIT x
Wed, 2/2
Introductions
x
Mon, 2/4
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
Internet Sources
Wed, 2/6 Measuring Attitudes
x
Mon, 2/9
Using research databases
Chapters 4, 5;
Internet Sources
Wed, 2/11 Set of three questions due
x
Mon, 2/16 Survey Research: questions
Chapter13;
Internet Sources
Wed, 2/18 NO CLASS x
Mon, 2/23 Set of three references due x
Wed, 2/25 x
Mon, 3/2 Survey Research: Sampling Internet Sources
Wed, 3/4
x
x
Mon, 3/9 Experimental design
PROJECT #1
DUE: Develop an attitude scale

Chapter 8, 10, 11 ,12;
Internet Sources
Wed, 3/11 x x
Mon, 3/16
NO CLASS
 
Wed, 3/18 NO CLASS  
Mon, 3/23 Survey Research: Data Analysis
x
Wed, 3/25

Set of three questions due
Field Experiments

x
Mon, 3/30 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
Internet Sources

Wed, 4/1
x
x
Mon, 4/6 QUIZ #2 x
Wed, 4/8 x x
Mon, 4/13 PROJECT #2 DUE: Design a high impact design x
Wed, 4/15 x
x
Mon, 4/20 Qualitative Resaerch
Internet Sources
Wed, 4/22

Research Ethics

Chapter 3;
Research Ethics
Mon, 4/27

Last set of questions about research review paper due

x
Wed, 4/29 Applied and Evaluation Research; 3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit
Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Mon, 5/4 PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media x
Wed, 5/6
x
x
Mon, 5/11
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