F10_3001W_Syllabus - PSY 3001W (Lec section 001, Lab...

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PSY 3001W Introduction to Research Methods – Fall, 2010 1 PSY 3001W (Lec section 001, Lab sections 002-011) Introduction to Research Methods Fall, 2010 Lectures - MW, 11:15-12:05 Bell Museum Auditorium Labs - W or Th, Elliott Hall S150 or S160 Course website: Moodle (accessible via MyU) Course Description: PSY 3001W (3 cr) is an introduction to the basic concepts and procedures used to conduct and evaluate research in Psychology. Emphasis is placed on understanding traditional research methods, applying sound experimental techniques in order to produce interpretable results, and evaluating scientific claims. PSY 3001W is a writing intensive (WI) course and satisfies a Liberal Education social science requirement. As such, students will complete a number of writing assignments, culminating in an APA-style research report. This course meets the writing intensive requirement stating that at least 33% of the student’s final grade must be based upon student writing. Prerequisites: PSY 1001 (Intro Psychology), PSY 2801 (Intro to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis), and at least sophomore standing. Course Goals: 1. To provide you with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and procedures characterizing scientific investigation in psychology. 2. To develop your skills in critically evaluating evidence and claims arising in the behavioral sciences and the popular press. 3. To give you experience in applying data analysis techniques to data gathered in the conduct of behavioral research. 4. To develop your skills in scientific communication. Required books: Cozby, P. C. (2009). Methods in Behavioral Research (10th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill. Instructor: Mark A. Stellmack, Ph.D. Ways to contact me: email: [email protected] (I usually reply pretty quickly.) phone: 612-625-0501 (You usually will have to leave a message.) In person at my “Student Hour”: Thursdays, 11:30-12:30, N112 Elliott Hall By appointment: Send me an email or phone me to arrange a time. Sec Day & Time Room Section Leader Email Office Hour (Elliott Hall room) 002 W 12:30-2:30 S160 Ben Seltzer [email protected] Th 12:00-1:00 (N494) 003 W 12:30-2:30 S150 Sara Klaphake [email protected] W 2:30-3:30 (S515) 004 W 2:45-4:45 S160 Chris Miller [email protected] W 1:30-2:30 (N369) 005 W 2:45-4:45 S150 Susan Anderson [email protected] W 9:30-10:30 (S308) 006 Th 9:45-11:45 S160 Erik Girvan [email protected] Th 1:00-2:00 (N394) 007 Th 9:45-11:45 S150 Rachel Burns [email protected] T 12:00-1:00 (N331) 008 Th 12:00-2:00 S160 Charlie Benson [email protected] Th 11:00-12:00 (N120) 009 Th 12:00-2:00 S150 Dan Irons [email protected] Th 2:00-3:00 (N234) 010 Th 2:15-4:15 S160 Ben Denkinger [email protected] Th 1:00-2:00 (S514) 011 Th 2:15-4:15 S150 Vaughn Steele [email protected] T 1:00-2:00 (S501) You may attend any Section Leader’s office hour. You may ask questions about course material during lectures or office hours, or you may email questions to me or the Section Leaders. Lectures and Textbook Readings:
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