PSYC3000

Experimental Methods & Designs

Schedule

Spring, 2019

Feb 5

Watch: Experimental Ethics

Science Writing Tips

Begin Working on LTA1 Paper

Feb 7

Work on LTA1

Lab

SPSS: Basics (Part 2)

Feb 12

Watch: Research Fundamentals

Peer-review of LTA1

Feb 14

SPSS: Reviewing Basics

Lab

Finalize LTA1

Feb 19

Exam 1

LTA1 Due

Feb 21

​​Lecture: Observational Methods

Assign LTA2: Observational Study

LTA2 Team Assignments

Create SPSS Datafile for LTA2

Lab

SPSS: Chi-Square

Feb 26

​​​Lecture: Sampling Methods

Collect LTA2 Data

Mar 5

Lecture: Alternative Methods

Work on LTA2 Introduction and Methods Sections

Mar 7

SPSS: Review of Group Differences

Lab

Analyze LTA2 data

Finalize LTA2

Mar 12

Exam 2

LTA2 Due

Mar 14

Lecture: Experimental Methods

LTA3: Part 1 (Review Past Research)

LTA3 Team Assignments

Lab

SPSS Mid-Semester Review

Mar 19

Spring Break




Mar 14

Spring Break




Mar 26

​​Lecture: Survey Methods

How to make survey items

Construct Prejudice Survey

Apr 2

Lecture: Conducting Experiments

LTA3: Part 2 (Research Abstract)

Abstract Due By End of Class

Apr 4

LTA3: Part 3 (Create Measures)

Lab

SPSS: Factor Analysis

Apr 9

​​Lecture: Measurement Theory

LTA3: Part 4 (Research Proposal)

Apr 11

Lecture: Correlation & Regression

Finalize LTA3 Research Proposal

Lab

SPSS: Reviewing Survey Analysis

(include some correlation/regression stuff too)

Apr 16

Exam 3

LTA3 Due

Apr 18

Lecture: Complex Experiments

Participate in Online Study

Lab

SPSS: ANOVA

Apr 23

Lecture: Publication Ethics

Work on LTA3 Presentation (Intro & Methods)

Apr 25

Lecture: Multiple Regression

Lab

Review ANOVA

LTA3: Part 5 (Analyze Data)

Apr 30

​​Lecture: Careers in Psychology

(Don't need to watch lecture videos before class)

May 2

Work on LTA3 Presentations

Lab

SPSS Final Review

(Recoding, Cronbach's, t-test, ANOVA)

May 7

Finalize LTA3 Presentations

(Class Optional)

May 9

LTA3 Presentations

May 14

Exam 4

TBD

Make-up Exam

(only for those who missed a previous exam)