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Research Methods Lab Notes 1 Research Methods in Psychology PSY 3213 Lab Notes Fall 2003
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Research Methods Lab Notes 2 Contents Preface 3 General Procedural Notes 4 Project 1 Description 7 Purpose/step by step 7 Grading Criteria 13 Project 2 Description 15 IPIP Scale 17 Step-by-step instructions 19 Grading Criteria 23 Sample Consent Form 25 Sample IRB Proposal 26 Lab Times 27 Additional Notes 28
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Research Methods Lab Notes 3 PREFACE No single class you take as an undergraduate in psychology will offer you more training in more important general skills than this class. You will learn about research methods and statistical tests and procedures. You will have the opportunity to apply what you learn to exercises in the lab and you will learn how to write research reports using APA style. The skills you learn in this class are the skills that academic psychologists use daily. These are also the skills that practitioners need to have in order to understand the literature in their fields. How much you learn from this class is entirely up to you. How to manage this class This can be a demanding class. It will require a great deal of your time and also a good deal of conceptual thought. Throughout this course, I encourage you to read and understand definitions and concepts by translating them into your own words and then practice using those concepts. To really gain understanding of Research Methods, you should be prepared to study this material consistently. Conceptual understanding of these topics requires that you read and re-read the material until you thoroughly understand it. You can test your understanding of the material by trying to explain it to someone who has never taken this course. Make notes as you read and review your notes. When you leave lecture or lab, try to spend 10 or 15 minutes looking at your notes, making sure you understand what your have written in your notes while the material is fresh in your mind. When you take the quizzes, consider how well you do on them and what you might still need to study. At first, statistical equations look like nonsense or something in a foreign language. Once you understand them, they seem very simple and obvious. The difficulty is in going from nonsense to obvious. If you have difficulty understanding all the concepts the first time through the material, be sure to re-read it. Each time you read this material, it will make more sense to you. Be sure to try practice problems in the text so that you can test your knowledge. Also, read the assignments and make notes about things that are confusing before you come to class. Please ask questions about those things in lecture and lab--that’s what your instructors are for. It is not always obvious to your instructors what is easy or hard to understand. Your questions help us instructors know what to emphasize. Others in the class likely are confused about the same things you find confusing. This material will build on itself so it is important that you clear up
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This note was uploaded on 05/21/2011 for the course PSY 3213 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of South Florida - Tampa.

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