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Child Development 133 (01 & 05)
Research Methods in Human Development

Hembree            Fall, 2012

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Announcements
1/04/13

Course Schedule


 Schedule:

Week of:

8/27
9
/3
9/10
9/17
9/24
10/1
10/8
10/15
 

10/22
10/29

11/5
11/12
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/19
11/26
12/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Note: The schedule is updated regularly. Please check it weekly.  Lecture outlines and assignment handout links are indicated in green.  Revised 11/26/12

 

    Date:

 

Topic

  Reading Assignment

Assignments 
Due

 

M 8/27

 

 

Introduction/Science

 

 

 

W 8/29

 

The Research Process

 

   Leary, Ch.1  

 

 

M 9/3

 

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY - NO CLASS 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 1 , 2 & 10

 

 

W 9/5

 

Overview of Research Designs/Variance and variability


 

Leary, Ch. 2  

  

Any requests for Research group members due in class or via email (optional)  

M 9/10

 

Writing/APA Style

POP QUIZ on APA style

 

 

Leary Ch. 16

APA Style Tutorial:
- general format
- citations (basics)
- citations (author)
- APA papers
- stylistic basics
- avoiding bias

 

Print out APA Style Handout for class

W 9/12

Measurement  

 

Leary, Ch. 3  

 

 

 Homework #1 (Writing exercises) due

 

M 9/17

Measurement  (conít)

Discuss critique article (BRING ARTICLE TO CLASS!

 

 

Leary, Ch. 4

Supplementary Reading #1 (critique paper article - Use guiding questions to help you read the article)

 

 

 

W 9/19

 

Descriptive and Qualitative Research

 Review for exam  

 

Leary, Ch. 5
Ch. 6  (pp. 117-123)

Supplementary Reading #2 

variance handout

 

M 9/24

   

Exam #1  

 

See Exam guide #1

 

 

W 9/26

 

Descriptive and Qualitative Research (con't)

Experimental Methods 

 

Leary, Ch. 9

 

 

 

 

M 10/1

Experimental Methods  (con't)

Meet in Research groups to work on Worksheet I (print out for class)   

 

 

 

 

Summary/Critique Paper #1 due

 

W 10/3

 

Library Research - Meet in computer lab ARC 1016

Work in Research groups to complete Worksheet I (print out for class)   

 

 

Homework #2(Research Project Worksheet I)
due  

 

M 10/08

 

Descriptive Statistics

Print out problem set; bring your calculator

 

 

Leary, Ch. 6 (pp. 124-139)

 

 

W 10/10

 

Descriptive Statistics

(Print out problem set; bring your calculator)

Meet in groups to prepare for data collection and complete Worksheet II

 

Szuchman, Ch. 3 & 4     

 

 

 

M 10/15

Meet in groups to prepare for data collection and complete Worksheet II

Correlational Research

 

 

Leary, Ch. 7

 

 

Homework #3 (1st problem set) due

 

 

W 10/17

Correlational Research

Review for exam

 

 See Exam guide #2    

 

Homework #4  (Research Project Worksheet II + project materials) due 

 

M 10/22

 

Exam #2

 

Exam guide #2

 

 

 

W 10/24

 

External/ecological validity

Analyzing data/inferential statistics

 

Supplementary Reading #3 

Leary, Ch. 11 

 

 

 

M 10/29

Collect data for research projects

schedule:
9am:
grps C, D, F, H, I

3pm: grps A, E, H, C

 

 

 

 Summary/Critique #1 rewrites due (optional)    

W 10/31

 

Collect data for research projects

schedule:
9am: grps A, B, E, G, I

3pm: grps B, G, D, F, C

 

 

 

 

 

M 11/5

Analyzing data/inferential statistics

Print out problem set and handouts for class (bring Calculator)

 

T-test handout  

Chi-square handout   

Correlation handout

 

Summary/Critique Paper #2 due
(new due date)

 

W 11/7

Analyzing data/inferential statistics (con't)

Meet in Research Groups for data analysis and to work on Worksheet III - data analysis (bring your calculator and your group's data!)  

 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 5 & 6 

Leary, Ch. 13

 

 

M 11/12

VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY - NO CLASS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 11/14 

Quasi-experimental and Developmental Designs

 

Supplementary Reading #4

Leary, Ch. 10

 

Homework #5
 (Problem set 2)
completed in class 

 

Homework #6 (Research Project  Worksheet III) finished in class

 

 

M 11/19

 

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs

Print out factorial design worksheet  to complete in class

Writing research reports & posters

 

 

 Leary, Ch. 8, 12

Szuchman, Ch. 11 

APA Style Tutorial:
- reference lists
- headings
- tables part 1
- statistics

Review Leary Ch. 16

 

 

Homework #7 (Writing Exercises Part 2) due 

 

 

W 11/21

No class - Work on research papers and studying for exam

 

Szuchman, Ch. 7, 8 & 9

Exam guide #3   

 

 

M 11/26

   

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs (con't)

Review for exam

 

 

Exam guide #3   

 

Early draft of Research Project Paper due (optional but recommended)

W 11/28

Exam #3

 

See Exam guide #3   

 

 

 

M 12/3 

 

Research Ethics Complete textbook questions before class (homework)

Ethics discussion

Meet in research groups to work on   poster presentations 

Ch. 15

Review Millgram web page and Zimbardo Prison Experiment before class.

 Complete Human Research  tutorial (as "visitor")  

 

 

Homework #8 (Ch. 15 - Ethics Questions)

W 12/5

   

 

Group Presentations/ Poster Session   

 

 

 

 

**Final paper due by Wednesday, December 12th (finals week) by 5pm in Brighton Hall 232 (instructorís office)
 

 

Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Child Development

Updated: August, 2012

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