Experimental Psychology

  • Course Outline, Spring 2008
  • TEXT: Spatz, C., & Kardas, E.P. (2008). Research Methods in Psychology: Ideas, Techniques, and Reports, New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Instructor: Edward Kardas, Room 142N, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., E-mail: epkardas@saumag.edu
  • Revised: 2008-03-14***

Week of

Chap

Topic

Jan 26

1, 11

Science, Getting Research Ideas

Feb 2

1

Science, Social Science Theories Outline, Social Science Theories Notes, Thomas Kuhn, Newer Outline

Feb 9

3

Test 1 (Chapter 1), Ethics(3), 3 research ideas due on database, Ethics Code Section 8,

Feb 16

2

Test 2 (Chapter 3), Research in Psychology(2) Newer outline

Feb 23 (in ACAD 256N this day only)

4

Measurement(4), Nox-Out© Example, selection of final research idea, Newer outline

Mar 1

5

Test 3 (Chapters 2 & 4), Data Exploration and Description

Mar 8

10

Observational, Qualitative, and Small-N Research(10)

Mar 15

Test 4, Chapter 6

Mar 22 Spring Break

10

No Class

Mar 29

7

Test 5 (Chapter 6), Between Subjects Designs(7)

April 5

SWPA Meeting, Kansas City (No Class)

April 12

8

Within Subjects Designs, Pretests, and More Between Designs(8)

Apr 19

Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students Jonesboro, AR (No Class)

Apr 26

9

Test 6 (Chapters 7 & 8) Complex Designs (9)

May 3

11, 12

Test 7 (Chapter 9), Preparing Prospectus

May 10

Prospectus Due and Classroom Presentations

Tests will be a combination of objective and short answer items. The final exam will consist of a brief oral presentation of your research plan or prospectus. You will turn in your formal prospectus after making your presentation.


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