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PSYCH 301W Basic Research Methods in Psychology (PREV: PSY 201W)

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    Lots of Writing

    Requires Lots of Research

    Final Paper

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    Aug 01, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Each course varies each semester simply because it's never the same semester each year. Just stay on top of assignments and don't be afraid to visit the professor in their office hours!

    Course highlights:

    This course taught the importance of group work and how to work as a team on written assignments.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would suggest sitting in the Psychology Lab in Turnbull. That is where you will find plenty of students who have also completed this course and can help you with assignments.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Heather Lum
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Many Small Assignments Requires Lots of Research
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    May 17, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Most people take this as a requirement, so recommendation isn't a factor. You have to take it, so it's more about how to approach this challenging course. For me, it was all about the TA. Sure, Dr. Loviscky's lecture information is vital to know for the quizzes, but a massive part of this course is about the writing assignments done in weekly labs with the TAs. Pay attention in lecture and don't miss the notes, but also take the time to get friendly with your TA, as he/she will be in charge of managing your grades and all of your assignments.

    Course highlights:

    Lecture notes are given in a "shell" format, wherein you download the PowerPoint and then fill in the information as it is taught. This makes it pretty easy to follow along! Also, unlike many courses, there are so many opportunities to earn points. If you don't do well on a quiz, it isn't a huge deal because there are so many opportunities to balance it out with writing assignments. Also, Dr. L gives many in-class extra credit opportunities.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to lecture so you don't miss the notes and Dr. L's explanations (and extra credit assignments). Get to know your TA and the other people in your lab section, since there are many situations in which you will do group work and help one another. Be mindful of due dates, as there is something due in lab almost every week. Pay close attention to the rubric for each assignment! Each one has specific requirements.

    • Fall 2015
    • GREGLOVISCKY
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Requires Lots of Research Final Paper
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    Apr 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course to students in the field of Psychology. While the course workload may seem like a lot at times, it is definitely worth taking. Dr. Signorella does an excellent job explaining topics and answering any questions you may have. Also, the online option is available for those who cannot make it to campus. The online technology is very user-friendly, as well.

    Course highlights:

    Learning the basics of research methods such as types of studies, how to do the statistics for each type of research, and how to write a correctly formatted APA style report on the results. I learned how to actually apply statistics to real-life scenarios (unlike any other statistics courses I had taken before).

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would say be ready to work, but have fun at the same time. Study for tests and use the resources available through Canvas.

    • Spring 2016
    • SIGNORELLA,MARGAR
    • Yes

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