Ch2_Psych100_Fall201 - i-Clicker freq DD Outline for Wed Fri Announcements Syllabus Course Guide Science Critical Thinking Scientific Research

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Outline for Wed & Fri Announcements Syllabus & Course Guide Science! Critical Thinking Scientific Research Research Methods in Psych Correlational Studies Experiments Statistics
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Announcements (Wed) Everyone: do Program Assessment 1a on Compass Graded Quiz 1 available Mon-Tues Written Assignment 1 due next Friday (9/3/10) James Scholar honors projects: email Prof. Sarah Grison by end of 3 rd week: [email protected] Psych 100 Proficiency Exam Thurs August 26, 5:30 to 8:30 pm in room 10 Psych (basement)
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Announcements (Fri) Subject Pool now open for registration experiments will appear “soon”… Graded Quiz 1 on Compass Mon- Tues: Ch 1-2 & Course Guide Written Assignment 1 on Compass due next Friday (9/3/10)
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Syllabus & Course Guide Learning: retrieval improves memory! Section Grade: 140 points Graded Quizzes : 60 on Compass, 10 points each, best 6 of 9 Written Assignments : 30 on Compass, 10 points each, best 3 of 4 Participation XP : 50 ask/answer Q in class i-Clicker response office hours program assessments on Compass in-class activities mark your name at end of class
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Last Time… Psychology is the science of ____ and ______ Subfields & Approaches to Psychology Science! a) people & societies b) animals & humans c) introspection & collaboration d) intelligence & imagination e) mind & behavior
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What is Science? Way of knowing assumptions natural laws comprehensible process empiricism (evidence) logic (CRITICAL THINKING) body of provisional knowledge (our best understanding SO FAR) 1.4
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Critical Thinking Default to skepticism Steps 1. what’s the claim? 2. what’s the evidence? (& how good is it?) 3. other interpretations? 4. other evidence? 5. provisional reasonable conclusion Psychic Demo! 2.1
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“What counts is not what sounds plausible, not what we would like to believe, not what one or two witnesses claim, but only what is supported by hard evidence rigorously and skeptically examined. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” ~Carl Sagan
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Fundamentals of Scientific Research Hypothesis testable specific idea (prediction) Operationalizing specifying a concept such that it can be measured Variable factor that can be manipulated or measured Data (=evidence) recorded values (usually #s) of the variables of interest Theory integrates and explains data, provides further testable predictions 2.2
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Grison during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Ch2_Psych100_Fall201 - i-Clicker freq DD Outline for Wed Fri Announcements Syllabus Course Guide Science Critical Thinking Scientific Research

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