The University of Iowa
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology
Research Methods in Psychology - 031:010
Discussion Section Syllabus
E106 Seashore Hall
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Research Methods: Final Exam Study Guide
Articulate how the roles of consumers and producers of psychological research are similar and
how they differ.
Research helps shape public policy
Explain how theories and data interact to form
031:010 Research Methods in Psychology
Individual Paper Instructions
Assignment is worth 25 points
Due in dropbox by 5pm on Friday May 6th
Your individual paper will include structured responses to questions about a primary research paper
on ICON, entitle
RM Exam 3 Clicker Questions
(More questions within the lectures that are questions about specific studies)
Lecture 1: Introduction to Experiments
What is the main reason that researchers do experiments?
A) For more validity
B) To generalize to more people
Psychologists are empirical scientists; therefore, _ .
(A) they use logic to prove that their theories are correct
(B) they use data to test whether their theories make the correct predictions
(C) they use intuition to reason about how
RM QUIZ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
QUIZ 6: 4/5
1. What is the name for a variable that the experimenter holds constant on
2. What design is an experiment in which each participant is randomly
assigned to one level of the independent
Exam 1 study guide!
Psychology as a way of thinking
What is empiricism
o Deriving knowledge from observation and experimentation.
o Observable evidence supports an idea, so that idea must be true.
The theory-data cycle
o Its a framework on how to operat