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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
Tues, 8/22
Introductions
x
Thurs, 8/23
Social scientific thinking
Chapters 1, 2;
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Tues, 8/29 Measuring Attitudes Chapters 4, 5;
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Thurs, 8/31 Meet in Stevenson 2055 Computer Lab  
Tues, 9/5
Survey Research: questions
Set of three references due
Chapter13;
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Thurs, 9/7 Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE) x
Tues, 9/12 Survey Research: Sampling
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Thurs, 9/14 x x
Tues, 9/19 QUIZ #1 x
Thurs, 9/21 Meet in Stevenson 2055 Computer Lab x
Tues, 9/26 PROJECT #1 DUE: Develop an attitude scale x
Thurs, 9/28 Experimental design
Set of three questions due (CAN TURN IN ON MOODLE)
Chapter 8, 10, 11,12;
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Tues, 10/3 Field Experiments x
Thurs, 10/5

NO CLASS

x
Tues, 10/10 QUIZ #2 x
Thurs, 10/12 NO CLASS x
Tues, 10/17 PROJECT #2 DUE: Design a high impact experiment x
Thurs, 10/19 Meet in Stevenson 2055 Computer Lab  
Tues, 10/24 Longitudinal methods Internet Sources
Thurs, 10/26 Observational methods

Chapter 6, 7;
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Tues, 10/31 x x
Thurs, 11/2
PROJECT #3 DUE: Content analyze media
x
Tues, 11/7 Applied and Evaluation Research Chapter 14, Program Evaluation guide
Thurs, 11/9 Meet in Stevenson 2055 Computer Lab  
Tues, 11/14 Qualitative Research We will be discussing Hamilton (2007) in detail, click to download and read.

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Thurs, 11/16 Last set of questions about research review paper due (can turn in on MOODLE) x
Tues, 11/21 x x
Thurs, 11/23 NO CLASS
x
Tues, 11/28 x x
Thurs, 11/30 Research Ethics
3 questions submitted after today worth 1/2 credit
Chapter 3; Research Ethics
Tues, 12/5
x
x
THurs, 12/7
x
x
Thurs, 12/12, 11 am
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


Helpful information:
Guide to APA reference format
Sample APA style paper