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to
 PSC41
 Research
Methods
 Dr.
Paola
Castelli
 When
I
am
not
cooking…
 •  You
can
find
me
here:
 – Office:

273
Young
Hall
 – Office
hours:
T‐R
aKer
class,
3.00
to
4.30
 p.m.
and
by
appointment
 –  Email:[email protected] Introducing
the
rest
of
the
team…
 •  3
wonderful
TAs
at
your
service:
 – Liang‐Tien
Hsieh
 – Laura
Libby
 – Allison
Heagerty
 When
not
in
the
lab…
 •  Frank
can
be
found
here:
 – Office:

Young
Hall
Annex
 – Office
hours:
Thursdays,
10:30
–
13:30
 pm
and
by
appointment
 –  Email:[email protected] When
not
running…
 •  Laura
can
be
found
here
:
 – Office:
Young
Hall
Annex
 – Office
hours:
Fridays,
1.00‐4.00
pm
and
 by
appointment
 – Email:[email protected] When
not
craKing…
 •  Allison
can
be
found
here
:
 – Office:
2028
Haring
Hall
 – Office
hours:
M‐W,
12.00‐1.30
pm
and
 by
appointment
 – Email:[email protected] Course
objec[ves
 •  Familiarize
you
with
the
research
process
 –  How
do
we
develop
studies?
 –  How
do
we
analyze
data?
 –  How
do
we
read
and
interpret
research
ar[cles?
 •  Prerequisites
for
PSC41
 –  PSC
1
(General
psychology)
 Course
resources
 •  REQUIRED
TEXTBOOK
 –  Jackson,
Research
 Methods
and
Sta[s[cs:
A
 Cri[cal
Thinking
Approach,
 3rd
Ed.

 –  Use
older
versions
at
your
 own
risk
 Course
resources
 •  SMARTSITE
(smartsite.ucdavis.edu)
 –  Syllabus

 –  Experimetrix
handout
 –  Lecture
slides
(posted
when
available)
 –  Exercises
 –  Online
tutorials
 –  Test
and
quizzes
 –  Gradebook
 –  Announcements
 –  Chat
rooms
 Requirements:
General
 • Come
to
class

 • Read
the
book
 Requirements:
Specific
 •  You
need
to
sa[sfy
4
requirements
 1.  2.  3.  4.  Take
3
Exams
(750
pts)
 Turn
in
5
Exercises





(100
pts)
 Complete
11
Online
tutorials





(150
pts)
 Par[cipate
in
6
hrs
of
Experiments
 Requirement
#
1:
Exams
 •  You’ll
be
given
opportunity
to
take
up
to
4
 exams
 – 3
midterms:
non
cumula[ve
 – 1
final:
cumula[ve
 •  Each
exam
has
50
MC
ques[ons
and
is
worth
 250
pts.
 – Only
your
BEST
3
exam
scores
will
count
 towards
your
final
grade
 – Lowest
exam
score
is
dropped
 Requirement
#
1:
Exams
 •  You
HAVE
to
take
at
least
3
exams
to
pass
the
 course
 •  If
you
do
not,
you’ll
get
an
F
even
if
your
total
 score
may
qualify
you
for
a
pass.
 Requirement
#
2:
Exercises
 •  There
will
be
5
assigned
exercises
 – Each
worth
b/w
15
and
25
pts
for
a
total
of
 100pts
 •  Due
dates
are
those
indicated
on
the
 syllabus,
unless
indicated
otherwise
 •  Exercises
are
turned
in
at
the
BEGINNING
 of
CLASS
on
due
dates
 – Only
print
the
actual
answer
sheet
 Requirement
#
2:
Exercises
 •  E‐mailed
exercises
WILL
NOT
be
accepted

 – Except
under
extreme
circumstances
and
 with
previous
approval
by
instructor
or
TAs
 •  
Late
exercises
will
be
deducted
5
points
 for
each
day
late.
No
excep[ons.
 Requirement
#
3:
Tutorials
 •  11
tutorials,
approx
one
every
week
 – Worth
15
points
each.
Lowest
grade
will
be
 dropped
 •  Due
dates
indicated
on
syllabus,
unless
 otherwise
noted
 – Late
submission
WILL
NOT
be
accepted
 Requirement
#
3:
Tutorials
 •  Links
to
the
tutorials
are
found
on
 smartsite/resources/online
tutorials/…
 •  To
complete
the
tutorials
 1.  2.  3.  4.  Click
on
assigned
link
 Follow
tutorial
[ll
the
end
 Go
to
smartsite
tab
“test
and
quizzes”
 Take
assigned
test
 Requirement
#
3:
Tutorials
 •  You
can
prac[ce
test
ques[ons
by
 comple[ng
the
“workshop
quiz”
 – link
to
it
appears
at
the
end
of
each
tutorial
 •  Tests
will
no
longer
be
available
aKer
due
 date.
Turn
it
in
ON
TIME.

 •  Emailed
quizzes
from
tutorials
website
 WILL
NOT
be
accepted
as
proof
of
 comple[on!
 Requirement
#
3:
Tutorials
 •  NOTE:
The
quiz
does
NOT
allow
you
to
 navigate
back

 •  Clicking
save
and
con[nue
will
move
you
 to
the
next
ques[on
with
no
turning
 back!
 •  Make
sure
you
answer
the
ques[on
 BEFORE
moving
to
the
next
one!!!
 Requirement
#
4:
Experimetrix
 •  You
are
required
to
take
part
in
6
hrs
of
 experiments
 – Alterna[ve
to
experiments
par[cipa[on
are
 available
 •  SIGN
UP
EARLY!
Requirement
needs
to
be
 sa[sfied
by
last
day
of
class,
March
15
 •  If
not
done,
you’ll
get
an
INCOMPLETE
 Requirement
#
4:
Experimetrix
 •  Ques[ons
about
this
requirement
should
 be
addressed
to
Jessica
Vandeleest
 •  [email protected] •  Neither
me
nor
the
TAs
have
access
to
 experimetrix
 Grading
policies
 •  Final
grade
is
based
on
3
best
exams
+
 exercises
+
online
tutorials
 •  Exams
=

750
pts
total
(75%)
 •  Exercises
=
100
pts
(10%)
 •  Online
Tutorials
=
150
pts
(15%)
 •  Total
of
1000
pts
 Grading
policies
 •  Grades
will
be
assigned
according
to
the
 following
point
breakdown:
 –  1000
possible
points:

 •  900‐1000
points
 
A‐
to
A+

 
(90‐100%)
 •  800‐899
points
 
B‐
to
B+ 
(80‐89%)
 •  700‐799
points
 
C‐
to
C+
 
(70‐79%)
 •  600‐699
points
 
D‐
to
D+
 
(60‐69%)
 •  599
points
and
below



F
 
 
(Below
59%)
 –  Plus
and
Minuses
assigned
according
to
point
 breakdown
reported
on
syllabus
(within
2%
 points
of
cutoffs)
 Class
policies
 •  Scantron
2000
+
#2
pencil
required
for
EACH
 exam
 •  Be
prepared
to
show
ID
on
exam
dates
 •  Come
in
[me
for
exams!
If
one
person
has
 already
turned
in
the
exam,
you
WILL
NOT
 be
allowed
to
take
the
test
 Class
policies
 •  NO
MAKE‐UP
EXAMS
 –  Scheduling
conflicts
and
emergencies
can
 happen,
and
you
may
have
to
miss
a
test.

 –  That
is
why
I
give
ONE
extra‐exam.
The
fact
that
 you
can
DROP
your
lowest
exam
score
(which
 can
be
a
0
in
case
of
a
missed
tests)
covers
ALL
 make‐up
exam
situa[ons.
 –  See
exam
schedule.
If
you
already
see
problems
 with
it,
you
may
want
to
consider
dropping
the
 class
or
changing
sec[on
 Class
policies
 •  NO
adjustments
on
grades
 –  You
can
keep
track
on
your
progress
and
grades
in
 the
class
by
referring
to
the
point
break‐down
in
 the
syllabus
 –  If
you’re
having
problems
or
are
struggling
to
do
 well,
come
talk
to
me
and/or
the
TAs
 –  A
grade
is
earned
through
mastering
the
material
 covered
in
the
course.
NOT
through
extra‐credit
 points
and
last
minute
extra‐assignment
 –  Manage
your
[me
and
responsibili[es!!!!
 Communica[on
 •  Office
hours
 –  Please
come
see
us!

we’re
always
lonely

 •  Class
e‐mail
list
and
Annoucements
 –  I
will
occasionally
send
emails
to
the
class
to
 specify
certain
assignments,
deadlines,
change
in
 schedule
and
so
on.
Please
make
sure
you
check
 you
ucdavis
email
address
for
those
mails,
 especially
before
each
class.
 –  Announcements
will
also
be
posted
on
smartsite.
 Make
sure
to
check
that
frequently.
Important
 informa[on
may
be
there
 Communica[on
 •  Chat
rooms
 –  General
chat
room
 •  Here
you
can
post
ques[ons
or
interact
with
one
 another
 •  Peer‐to‐peer
tool
 •  This
chat
room
content
is
NOT
checked
for
accuracy.
 Keep
that
in
mind.
 •  Me
and
the
TA
will
intervene
on
occasion,
but
you
 should
not
count
on
us
for
prompt
reply
to
your
 ques[ons.

 –  Review
session
chat
rooms
 •  Those
are
set
up
before
each
exams
 •  TAs
and/or
Instructor
will
be
available
there
at
specified
 [me
to
answer
your
ques[ons
 Communica[on
 •  E‐mail
 –  Best
way
to
reach
instructor
and
Tas
 –  When
and
how
should
it
be
used?
 Communica[on
 •  Start
the
email
appropriately
 –  We
have
feelings
 •  Indicate
which
class
you
are
in
 –  Don't
make
me
go
check
the
roster.
I
won’t
do
it.
 •  Don't
expect
an
instantaneous
reply,
especially
if
 you
send
late
at
night

 –  But
within
24
hours
is
reasonable.

 •  If
your
ques[on
requires
a
long
answer,
come
to
 office
hours
 –  Some
things
are
just
too
hard
to
explain
over
email.

 Communica[on
 •  Make
sure
you
sign
with
your
first
and
last
name
 •  Check
your
email
for
a
reply

 •  Acknowledge
you
received
our
reply

 –  "Thank
yous"
are
always
appreciated.

 •  Check
the
syllabus,
class
e‐mails,
and

 announcements
before
you
e‐mail
us
to
make
sure
 your
ques[on
is
not
already
answered
there
 •  More
e‐mail
e[queze
can
be
found
at

 –  hzp://daviswiki.org/UCD_Email_E[queze
 Academic
honesty
 •  It
is
your
responsibility
to
know
the
rules
and
 act
accordingly
 –  hzp://sja.ucdavis.edu/cac.html
 •  We
expect
you
to
act
with
integrity
 –  Talking
during
exams
is
NOT
ok
 –  Allowing
someone
to
look
over
your
test
is
NOT
ok
 •  Student
Judicial
Affairs

 Ques[ons?
 What’s
next?
 •  Thursday:
first
lecture
 –  Check
syllabus
for
assigned
reading
 –  Online
tutorial
needs
to
be
completed
 •  Due
date
changed:
DEADLINE
is
FRIDAY
11.59pm
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY Psych 41 taught by Professor Castelli during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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