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PSYCH 310

Psychological Research Design and Analysis

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Basic principles of designing, conducting, and reporting psychological investigations.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Psych 308 is a prerequisite to Psych 310. Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). \t

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1. Critically review literature

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to critically review the literature to generate a testable hypothesis based on a summation of current research findings and scientific thought. Measurement: Writing assignment.

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2. Methodological designs

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to distinguish between methodological designs and implement and execute an appropriate design to test the hypothesis, demonstrating an understanding of and sensitivity to relevant ethical considerations, including how to identify and measure dependent variables and measure or control for independent and other variables critical to the design of the study. Measurement: Multiple choice tests, short essays.

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3. Written report of research

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to prepare a written report of the research project adhering to APA style in all aspects of presentation (e.g., format, figures/tables, referencing) in a format that would be suitable to submit to an APA journal. Measurement: Writing assignment.

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4. Present research orally

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to present the research orally to an audience of peers in either a paper or poster format. Measurement: Presentation assignment.

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5. Critically evaluate published research

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to critically evaluate the quality of published research. Measurement: Writing assignment.