PSYCHOLOGY 491 - PSYCHOLOGY 491/691 Research Methods in...

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PSYCHOLOGY 491/691 Research Methods in Psychology Spring 2006 Instructor: David Dunning, 280 Uris Hall, Office Hours: Mon 2-4pm Teaching Assistant: Nora Williams, G75 Uris, Office Hours: Meeting Time: T Th 10:10 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Place: 438 Uris Hall Description of Course: An intensive examination of the basic research methods used in social, personality, cognitive and developmental psychology. The course will focus on designing experiments: how to turn vague theories into concrete and testable notions, evaluate studies, avoid common experimental pitfalls, and remain ethical. Beyond learning how to conduct a study correctly, we will discuss what makes an experiment actually interesting. The course will also cover test construction, survey methods, and "quasi-experiments." Students will concentrate on completing a small research project in which they conduct an experiment, interpret its data and write up the results. Readings: Aronson, E., Ellsworth, P. C., Carlsmith, J. M., Gonzales, M. H. (1990). Methods of research in social psychology (2nd edition). New York: McGraw-Hill. Stangor, C. (1998). Research methods for the behavioral sciences. New York: Houghton- Mifflin. Course Readings Packet, Campus Book Store.
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This note was uploaded on 08/20/2008 for the course PSYCH 4910 taught by Professor Dunning, d during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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