PS 406: Experimental Psychology
FA 2011 HO
Kerkman, Dennis D.
Ph.D. (Developmental & Child Psychology, University of Kansas)M.S. (Psychology, University of Georgia )B.A. (Psychology, University of Kansas)
MA 223 (across from Bookstore)
M, W, F 1:30-3:30 p.m., or via email.
August 15 - December 9, 2011
M, W: 12:00p - 1:15p
Prerequisites: EN105, EN106, PS101, SO307, SO308, passing the WCT, and 60 accumulated hours credit.
Note: SPSS is available on almost all of the computers here on campus.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
(A great resource with internet video step-by-step instructions for APA Style, APA References, SPSS stat package, etc. courtesy of Professor Jean Mandernach (with assistance from other departmental faculty).
Additional information on APA style, in general: http://www.uwsp.edu/psych/apa4b.htm
Journal articles on theory and research in how people estimate large quantities: http://www.ualberta.ca/~nrbrown/research.html
Journal articles on methods for analyzing how people estimate large quantities, esp. geographic locations, distances, etc.: http://www.psych.ualberta.ca/~alinda/publications.htm
IRB Certification: http://www.park.edu/irb
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An introduction to the design and analysis of laboratory experiments and other research methods in psychology. Topics may include: cognitive, social, perceptual, clinical developmental and biological processes. Students conduct and evaluate experiments, may serve as subjects, and gain experiences in writing scientific research reports. This course will satisfy the EN 306 requirement for Psychology major. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: EN 105, EN 106, PS101, SO 307, PS 308, passing the WCT, and 60 accumulated hours.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Design, conduct, analyze, and report a genuine experiment in psychology from start to finish, using APA style.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
ASSESSMENT OF COURSE OBJECTIVES - Rubrics for all of these assessments can be found in the "Grading Rubrics" item under Course Home and in the Week when the assignment is due.
Late Submission of Course Materials: LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: All assignments are due in the eCompanion dropbox for that assignment by midnight on Sunday of the week that they are due. If you fail to show up on the day of your presentation, you will receive a 0 (zero) for that presentation, unless you have a Doctor's note or an accident report. Late term paper proposals or reports will be penalized 15% for each weekday or portion thereof that the assignment is late. If you notify me 24 hours IN ADVANCE that you will be absent, then you will be allowed to make-up exams or presentations.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
DATES (Note: The Park University academic week runs from 12:01 a.m. on the Monday of that week to Midnight (US Central time zone) of the following Sunday.
(Note: “PPT” means PowerpPoint. These are located in your eCompanion for the week)
Aug. 15 - 21.
Aug. 22 - 28
Text Chapter 1, 4
PPT lecture Chapters 1, 4
IRB Certificate, Quiz 1
Aug. 29 – Sep. 4
Text Chapter 2
Sep. 5 - 11
Text Chapter 3
PPT Chapter 3
Experiment Idea Assignment
Sep. 12 - 18
Text Chapter 5
PPT Introduction section
Sep. 19 - 25
Sep. 26 – Oct 2
Method section Assignment
IRB Application Assignment
Oct 3 - 9
Pilot test each others’ Surveymonkeys, Download practice data file, Unzip data file, Edit Excel data file.
Your Surveymonkeys MUST be finalized to be sent out for data collection before mid-semester break or you will fail the course.
Oct. 10 - 16
Oct. 17 - 23
Edit input errors
Oct. 24 - 30
Import to SPSS
Compute Means, SDs
Oct 31 - Nov 6
Results section assignment
Lecture Part 1,
Lecture Part 2,
Lecture Part 3.
Nov. 7 - 13
Lecture Part 4
Nov. 14 - 20
How to make a PowerPoint presentation of your experiment
Final paper, PowerPoint presentations
Nov. 21 - 27
In-class presentations (Don’t miss your date or you lose 40 points!)
These will be done in Alphabetical order. If you can’t make it on the date you were assigned, then you MUST contact me via email at least 48 hours in advance in order to re-schedule. Missing your presentation without rescheduling in advance will cost you 40 points. You must attend all presentations because there will be questions on the final exam taken from your classmates’ PowerPoint presentations.
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4
Dec. 5 - 9
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Attachments:Kantowitz text Chapter 1 - Get the others at www.ichapters.comBrown, 2002 Metrics & Mappings Theory of EstimationRubric
Last Updated:8/8/2011 3:09:41 PM