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ExampleSyllabus - Seminar in Experimental Psychology [Psyc...

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1 Instructors Dr. Ron Rogers Office Hours : Office: DMH, Rm. 315 Wednesday 2:45 – 4:45 Phone: 408.924.5652 Thursday 11:45 – 1:45 E-mail: rogersr@email.sjsu.edu Or by appointment REQUIRED READINGS & RESOURCES 1. William Trochim (2001), The Research Methods Knowledge Base, Atomic Dog Publishing ISBN 0-9701385-9-8 To Order: 1. Goto http://www.atomicdog.com/ 2. Click on the "Students" link 3. Enter the Course Registration ID 1813260906010 4. Complete the remainder of the registration. 2. Class Web Site http://www.psych.sjsu.edu/~rogersr/ COURSE DESCRIPTION The goal of this course is to introduce you to the two faces of research, namely, the theory of research and the practice of research. Our theoretical discussions will focus on the relationships between the numerous manifestations of validity (i.e., external, construct, internal, and conclusion) and the methods by which we attempt to maintain their integrity in practice (i.e., sampling, measurement, design, and analysis). The remainder of the course will focus on the practical side of research which, for graduate students in psychology, means critically reviewing the literature and designing the best thesis research possible. To that end we will be learning to critically evaluated published research; sharpening your skills for the final project — a full research proposal of thesis quality. GOALS & LEARNING OUTCOMES The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate students to the fundamental quantitative research methods and designs used in psychology. At the end of the course, students should appreciate both the strengths and the limitations of psychological research techniques, and possess a solid foundation for beginning their own research. Students completing this course are expected to demonstrate the following learning outcomes at a masters-level of sophistication… 1. A mastery of the concepts, vocabulary, and designs in quantitative psychological research 2. An ability to critically evaluate research reported in scholarly journals 3. The ability to develop and propose reliable and valid empirically-based psychology research Seminar in Experimental Psychology [Psyc 220] Term: Spring 2006 Section (Code): 01 (22385) Where/When: 9:00 – 11:45 R DMH 308
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2 TESTING & GRADING POLICY Your grade will be determined by your performance in six aspects of the course: Assessment Item and Their Value How Many? % of Final Grade Class Participation 5% Exercises 5 10% Article Reviews 3 15% Group Proposals 3 15% Exams 2 20% Finals Proposal 1 35% Your final grade will be calculated by summing your cumulative points on the above items and a letter grade will be assigned based on the following standard distribution. Grading Distribution
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