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3600syllabus - COLLEGE OF EDUCATION VALDOSTA STATE...

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“Positively Impacting Learning Through Evidence-Based Practices” COLLEGE OF EDUCATION VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELING PSYC 3600, EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 CREDIT HOURS FALL SEMESTER 2011 Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. - C h i n e s e P r o v e r b REQUIRED TEXTBOOK(S) Cozby, P. C. (2007). Methods in behavioral research (9th ed.). San Francisco, CA: McGraw Hill Companies. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C. COURSE DESCRIPTION An introduction to scientific/experimental research methods used in the study of behavior. Prerequisite: PSYC 3500 with grade of "C" or better. VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES 3. Students will use computer and information technology when appropriate. 4. Students will express themselves clearly, logically, and precisely in writing and in speaking, and they will demonstrate competence in reading and listening. 5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of scientific and mathematical principles and proficiency in laboratory practices. 7. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, to evaluate, and to make inferences from oral, written, and visual materials. COURSE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES FOR B.A./B.S. PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE 1. Use the scientific method as a primary basis for engaging in critical thinking. 2. Review empirical studies of psychology, analyze, and synthesize their research findings and draw appropriate inferences. 3. Design, run, and analyze research studies and write reports using APA style. 4. Articulate controversial and ethical issues related to psychology. 6. Use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in oral and written communication. 11. Use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. Students will use the scientific method as a primary basis for engaging in critical thinking and evaluating multiple sources of information. 2. Students will review empirical studies of psychology, analyze, and synthesize their research findings and draw appropriate inferences. 3. Students will design, run, and analyze research studies and write reports using APA style.
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“Positively Impacting Learning Through Evidence-Based Practices” 4. Students will articulate controversial and ethical issues related to psychological intervention and research. 5. Students will use appropriately the technical language of the science of psychology in oral and written communication. 6. Students will use appropriate computer technology to complete relevant assignments. The principle objective of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of research methodology as it applies to psychology. Accordingly, I will present material related to the philosophy of science, research design, data analysis and data interpretation. These objectives can be accomplished most effectively by having you actively participate in conducting
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