Research Methods

Course Resources


Fall, 2018

Aug 22

Introduction to Class

How to Take In-class Quizzes

How to Download & Install SPSS

Pick Research Topic

Complete Class Survey

After Class

Lecture: Introduction to Research Methods

Aug 29

Lecture: Experimental Ethics

Fundamentals of Science Writing

Work on LTA1

Sept 3

Holiday (Labor Day)

Sept 5

Lecture: Research Fundamentals

Work on LTA1

Sept 10

Exam 1

LTA1 Due Tuesday (Sept 11)

Sept 17

​​Lecture: Observational Methods

Assign LTA2: Observational Study

LTA2 Team Assignments

How to create SPSS datafile for LTA2

Sept 24

Collect LTA2 Data

Work on LTA2 Introduction & Methods

Oct 1

​​​Lecture: Hypothesis Testing

​SPSS: T-test

Finish Data Collection for LTA2 by Tuesday (Oct 2)

Oct 3

Review T-test and Chi-square

Tutorial Dataset

Analyze LTA2 data

Oct 8

Exam 2

LTA2 Due

Oct 10

Lecture: Experimental Methods

LTA3: Part 1 (Review Past Research)

LTA3 Team Assignments

Oct 15

​​Lecture: Conducting Experiments

LTA3: Part 2 (Research Abstract)

Review Research Proposal Abstract with professor before submission

Abstract due Tuesday, Oct 16

Oct 17

​​Lecture: Survey Methods

How to make survey items

LTA3: Part 3 (Create Measures)

Oct 22

​​Lecture: Measurement Theory

LTA3: Part 4 (Research Proposal)

Oct 24

Finalize LTA3 Research Proposal

(Attendance Not Required)

Oct 29

Exam 3

LTA3 Research Proposal Due

Nov 5

Lecture: Multiple Regression

Begin Making LTA3 Presentation (Intro & Methods)

Participate in Online Study

Nov 12

Holiday (Veteran's Day)

Nov 14

Lecture: Publication Ethics

Review ANOVA (Tutorial Datafile)

LTA3: Part 5 (Analyze Data)

Nov 19

No Class Due To Poor Air Quality

Nov 21

Holiday (Thanksgiving)

Nov 26

​​Lecture: Careers in Psychology

Finalize LTA3 Presentation

Nov 28

Exam 4

Dec 3

LTA3 Presentations

Dec 5

LTA3 Presentations

Dec 13 (Thursday) @ 3pm

Make-up Exam

(only for those who missed a previous exam)