SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 4:22:52 PMPSYCH 1B Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PSYCH 1BTitle:  INTRO/RESEARCH METHODS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
Last Reviewed:2/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology will be examined through a review of research in a variety of the subdisciplines of psychology and applications in classroom experiments, surveys, and systematic and naturalistic observations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of PSYCH 1A; AND Course Completion of MATH 15 OR PSYCH 9


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course surveys various psychological research methods with an emphasis on research design, experimental procedures, descriptive methods, instrumentation, and the collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of research data. Research design and methodology will be examined through a review of research in a variety of the subdisciplines of psychology and applications in classroom experiments, surveys, and systematic and naturalistic observations.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of PSYCH 1A; AND Course Completion of MATH 15 OR PSYCH 9
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PSY 200 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PSYCH1B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Critically read psychological research and identify basic methodologies such as experiment,
    observation, and survey.
2.  Develop a clear research question and hypothesis, implement an appropriate methodology
    following ethical standards and analyze data using descriptive statistics.
3.  Write a research paper using American Psychological Association format and standard
      statistical software for analysis.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain the basic principles of the scientific method.
2. Critically evaluate research reports.
3. Synthesize a body of research findings.
4. Develop and test hypotheses.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of general research designs, experimental and
     non-experimental methods, and standard research practices.
6. Select appropriate research designs to test hypotheses.
7. Explain the ethical treatment of human and animal participants in research
     and the institutional requirements for conducting research.
8. Assess the generalizability of study results.
9. Demonstrate proficiency in APA style.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to Psychological Research
2. Explanation in Scientific Psychology
3. Exploring Psychological Research Literature
4. Observation and Survey in Psychological Research
5. Qualitative and Quantitative Research
6. Statistical Tests Application
7. Correlation/Relational Research
8. Basics of Experimentation
9. Validity and Reliability in Research
10. Experimental Design Methodology
11. Complex Design Methodology
12. Small-n Experimentation Methodology
13. Quasi-Experimentation Methodology
14. Conducting Ethical Research
15. Interpreting the Results of Research
16. Presenting Research Results
17. Writing an APA Research Paper

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately 25-35 pages per week, and recapitulate assigned material
    in the textbook, and if applicable, supplements
2. One to three exams and/or projects and one final examination or project
3. One to three writing assignments including a research paper for a minimum of 1250 words
4. Oral presentations and/or group projects

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 35%
Written homework, term, or research paper. A minimum of 1,250 words for the course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework and in-class assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 35%
Multiple choice, true/false, fill-in, essay, and short answers
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentation, group projects


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Methods in Behavioral Research. 13th ed. Cozby, Paul and Bates, Scott. McGraw-Hill. 2015
Research in Psychology: Methods and Design. 7th ed. Goodwin, C. and Goodwin, Kerri. Wiley. 2013
Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry. 8th ed. Graziano, Anthony, M. and Raulin, Michael, L. Pearson. 2013
American Psychological Association (current edition) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

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