Psy310Spring08

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Research Methods in Psychology - Psychology 310 Spring 2008 Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 Wescoe 3139 Instructor: Paul Atchley, Ph.D. Email patchley@ku.edu Office: Fraser 433 Office phone: 864-9803 Office hours: MW 11:00 – 12:00 TR 11:00-12 and by appointment Text Cozby, P. (2001). Methods in Behavioral Research (9 th Ed.). http://www.ebookstore.mhhe.com/ Overview Psychology is the science of human behavior. As a science, we have a variety of methodological tools for measuring and quantifying human behavior and cognition. This course is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of those tools. Though a substantial portion of this course is designed to cover methodology in psychology, one of the main goals is to teach you to apply scientific thinking to the myriad bits of information you are exposed to every day. In addition to “scientific” claims made on the behalf of products in the popular media, you will undoubtedly be called upon to evaluate claims based upon true scientific experiments for choices regarding, for example, your own health and safety. Successful completion of this course will provide you with skills to evaluate scientific data and determine what is science and what is pseudoscience. Disability policy Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent you from fully demonstrating your abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and to facilitate the educational opportunity. Plagiarism and Cheating Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Some projects will require collaboration but each student is required to submit their own work. A student suspected of cheating on an exam will lose all points for that exam. Examples of plagiarism include:
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