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PSYC300 - Research Methods in Psychology

Course Details

Course Code: PSYC300 Course ID: 4217 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on laboratory and field research methods applied in the study of human behavior. Course content emphasizes the development of sound methods of hypothesis testing, data interpretation and formal research report writing, the review of empirical, peer-reviewed literature, the critique and interpretation of applied research and the ethical responsibilities and codes of conduct related to psychological research





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

CO1: Analyze the main features and philosophy of the scientific process.
CO2: Explain the basic tenets of the empirical method.
CO3: Develop testable hypotheses derived from a theory.
CO4: Elucidate the tools and techniques employed by professional experimental psychologists in conducting their research.
CO5: Apply experimental designs in hypothetical research situations
CO6: Explain how to design, execute, analyze, and interpret sound psychological research.

Forums:
Class discussions about course relevant topics take place on graded forums which are accessed via the Forums link on the classroom navigation menu. No references are required. The initial posting is due by Wednesday and the replies are due not later than Sunday.

Weekly Quizzes:

Due Weeks 1, 2, 5, and 7

Multiple Choice Question Quizzes will be given based on the weekly readings. The quizzes can only be taken once. Weekly Quizzes are due by Sunday of the week the quiz is assigned.

Midterm and Final Exam:
Due Weeks 4 and 8
Students will complete non-cumulative midterm and final exams. The two exams will be accessible in the classroom under the “Tests & Quizzes” link on the classroom navigation menu.

Research Study Proposal Part I

Due Week 3
In this class you will complete a Research Study Proposal to investigate a social-psychological issue to allow you to put into practice what you have learned throughout this course by designing a hypothetical research study proposal. The Research Study Proposal will be divided into two assignments: Research Study Proposal Part I and l Research Study Proposal Part II. Instructions for this assignment are on the classroom “Assignments” page accessed via the classroom navigation menu. This assignment is due on by the end of week 3.

Research Study Proposal Part II

Due Week 6
Research Study Proposal Part I and Research Study Proposal Part II are one large assignment divided into two parts. This is the second part of your Research Study Proposal, which builds upon the work you completed in Part I. Instructions for this assignment are on the classroom “Assignments” page accessed via the classroom navigation menu. This assignment is due on by the end of week 6.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Week 1 Forum 4.00 %
Week 2 Forum 4.00 %
Week 3 Forum 4.00 %
Week 4 Forum 4.00 %
Week 5 Forum 4.00 %
Week 6 Forum 4.00 %
Week 7 Forum 4.00 %
Week 8 Forum 4.00 %
Exams 36.00 %
Midterm Exam - Week 4 18.00 %
Final Exam - Week 8 18.00 %
Research Study Proposal 20.00 %
Week 3 Research Study Proposal I 10.00 %
Week 6 Research Study Proposal II 10.00 %
Quizzes 12.00 %
Week 7 Quiz: Chapters 12 and 13 3.00 %
Week 5 Quiz: Chapters 4 and 9 3.00 %
Week 2 Quiz: Chapter 2 3.00 %
Week 1 Quiz: Chapter 1 3.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.