Remember how you were going to earn an
extra credit towards your course grade?
Dont worry, you still have two weeks left!
Go online @ https:/hsp.psych.ubc.ca/ and complete the 30
minutes survey by Sept 27th 2013.
Psyc 217 Lecture 1: Science vs. Pseudoscie
Lab next Time: September 29th
Teams 1-4: PCOH 1008
Teams 5-8: FSC 1221 (*just for next lab)
Teams 9-12: FSC 1221 (*just for next lab)
Teams 13-16: PCOH 1215
Apply for the PSYC 217 Poster Award!
The winning teams will present their poster at t
PSYC 217- LECTURE NOTES (FINAL)
As sample size increases, the pattern in the sample will better represent the truth in the populationtrying to obtain estimate of what happens in the population
Sample vs. Population
Samples are imperfect a
PSYC 217- CHAPTER 6 TEXTBOOK NOTES
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Developing theories; generating hypotheses to test those theories; designing experiments or
non experiments to test those hypotheses, including operationa
PSYC 217- CHAPTER 14 TEXTBOOK NOTES
The external validity of a study is the extent to which the results can be generalized beyond the study
to other population and settings.
Challenges to Generalizing Results
Can results generalize to other populati
Obtain two equivalent groups of participants
Introduce the independent variable
Measure the effect of the independent variable on
the dependent vari
P217: Research Methods
Science does not conform to the
Again portrayed in the media
The Connectivity Model
The Connectivity Model = a new theory
must make contact with previo
The Science of Psychology
Freud & modern psychology
Modern psychological methods
Why is the scientific method important?
Peer Review (beware if bypassed)
Lab Groups will be on Connect later this
Homework example on Wednesday
ANATOMY OF A RESEARCH
ANATOMY OF A RESEARCH
Official Course Title:
Thinking Clearly About Psychology
Lecture 0: Intro to Class
What is this course about?
During lectures and readings, you will learn:
To understand what makes psychology a science and how it
Lab 1: Getting started
You do not have any assigned work yet, so dont sweat it.
I am sure most of you are already on top of this, but in case you are not, here are some things I
would like you to get started on BEFORE our first lab class:
1) Contact your
Psyc 217 Lecture 2:
Falsifiability & Operational Definitions
Pseudoscience is any methodology, belief, or practice that
claims to be scientific or is made to appear scientific, but
in reality does not adhere to the scientific method.
Midterm #1: Practice problems
Instructions: The goal of these questions is to give you a sense of question style. It does not necessarily
reflect the exact content or difficulty that will be tested on the midterm exam. Everything in lecture