PSY 418 • Statistics and Research Design-W
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Understand, evaluate, conduct, and communicate scientific research. Basics of research methodology and statistics. First four weeks focus on methodology, remainder focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics. Although this is not a course on computers, the use of computers is essential in the analysis and presentation of the results of experiments. We will familiarize you with a number of software applications, including Eudora, Excel, Microsoft Word, PsychInfo, and SPSS.
A series of weekly written assignments due in lab, worth approximately 10% of your final grade.
A term paper worth approximately 20% of your final grade. The term paper assignment will involve teaming up with 2-3 of your classmates and generating a new research idea that you will empirically test. 10% of this grade will come from anonymous evaluations of you by your groupmates.
Three exams worth about 30% of your final grade. The first exam will cover methods; the latter two will cover statistics.
A Power Point in-class presentation worth about 10% of your final grade.
A non-comprehensive final exam worth approximately 30% of the final course grade. This exam will test your knowledge of statistics, but will not examine research methodology. The final exam will composed of a variety of question types, including fill-in-blank, multiple choice, true/false, and essay.
Experimentation in Psychology: A Guided Tour, by Suter and Lundgren
Interactive Statistics http://www.introstats.net
APA Publication Manual