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
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
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.
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.
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.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.