Child Development 133 (01 & 02)
Research Methods in Human Development

Hembree            Fall, 2013

 

 
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Announcements
1/5/14
(grades)

Course Schedule


 Schedule:

Week of:

9/2
9/9
9/16
9/23
9/30
10/7
10/14
10/21
 
10/28
11/4

11/11

11/18
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12/2
12/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Note: The schedule is updated regularly. Please check it weekly.  Lecture outlines and assignment handout links are indicated in purple.      

updated 11/26/13

    Date:

 

Topic

  Reading Assignment

Assignments 
Due

 

M 9/2

 

 

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

 

 

 

W 9/4

  Introduction/Science

 

 

   Leary, Ch.1  

 

 

M 9/9

 

The Research Process

 

 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 1, 2 & 10

 

 

W 9/11

 

Variance and variability

variance handout

Leary, Ch. 2

Print out APA Style Handout for class

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

 

M 9/16

 

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
   

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

 

 

 

W 9/18

Discuss critique article (BRING ARTICLE TO CLASS)

Measurement

 

 

 

 

Leary, Ch. 3, 4  

 

 

 

M 9/23

Measurement  (conít)

Descriptive and Qualitative Research

 

Leary, Ch. 5
Ch. 6  (pp. 117-123)

 

 

 Homework #1 (Writing exercises) due (new due date)

 

 

W 9/25

 

Descriptive and Qualitative Research (con't)

 Review for exam  

 

Supplementary Reading #2 

Exam guide #1

Summary/Critique Paper #1 due (new due date)

M 9/30

   

Exam #1  

 

See Exam guide #1

 

 

W 10/2

Library Research

Meet in Computer Lab:

9am section: MND 2007

3pm section: MND 2003

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 10/7

Experimental Methods 

 

Leary, Ch. 9

 

 

W 10/9

 

 

Experimental Methods (con't)

Descriptive Statistics

 

 

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

 

Homework #2(Research Project Worksheet I)
due  (NEW DUE DATE)

 

M 10/14

 

Descriptive Statistics (con't)

Print out problem set; bring your calculator

Meet in groups to prepare for data collection work on  Worksheet II

 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 3 & 4      Please

 

W 10/16

 

Correlational Research

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

 

 

Leary, Ch. 7

 

 

Homework #3 (1st problem set) due

 

M 10/21

Correlational Research (con't)

External/ecological validity

 

 

Read article for second critique paper

 

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

W 10/23

External/ecological validity (con't)

Review for exam

 

 Supplementary Reading #3 

  Exam guide #2

 

 

M 10/28

 

Exam #2

 

Exam guide #2

 

 

W 10/30

 

Analyzing data/inferential statistics

Meet in groups to prepare for data collection

 

Leary, Ch. 11 

 

 Summary/Critique #1 rewrites due (optional)    

 

M 11/4

Collect data for research projects

AM SECTION: Groups D, C, G, B, H

PM SECTION: Groups A, C, I, E, G

 

 

 

 

W 11/6

 

Collect data for research projects

AM SECTION: Groups A, I, F, E

PM SECTION: Groups H, F, B, D

 

 

 

 

Summary/Critique Paper #2 due

M 11/11

VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY - NO CLASS

 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 5 & 6 

 

 

 

W 11/13

Analyzing data/inferential statistics (con't)

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

T-test handout  

Chi-square handout

Late Summary/Critique Paper #2 due **see announcements

M 11/18

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

 

 

   

Szuchman, Ch. 7-11

 

 

 

 

W 11/20

 

Quasi-experimental and Developmental Designs

Writing research reports & posters

 

Supplementary Reading #4

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

Review Leary Ch. 16 (parts of research article and sample research report)

 

Homework #5
 (Problem set 2)
due

 

 

 

 

M 11/25

 

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs

Print out factorial design worksheet  for class

 

 

 Leary, Ch. 10, 13

Homework #6 (Research Project  Worksheet III) due

 

 

W 11/27

NO CLASS

Work on Project   papers

 

  

Leary, Ch. 12

 

 

 

 

M 12/2

   

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs (con't)

Print out factorial design worksheet  to complete in class

Meet in research groups to work on   poster presentations 

Review for exam

 

 

Leary, Ch. 8

See Exam guide #3 and

 PRACTICE PROBLEMS

 Homework #7 (factorial design worksheet) due (completed in class)

W 12/4

 

Exam #3

 

 See Exam guide #3 and

 PRACTICE PROBLEMS

 

NEW DUE DATE Early draft of Research Project Paper due BY FRIDAY 12/6 in BRH 232 (optional, but recommended)

M 12/9 

 

Ethics discussion based on textbook questions completed before class (homework 8)

Meet in research groups to finish    poster presentations 

 

 

Ch. 15

Review Millgram web page and Zimbardo Prison Experiment before class.

 

Homework #8 (Ch. 15 - Ethics Questions)

W 12/11

   

 

Poster Session   

 

 

 

 

**Final Research Paper due by Wednesday, December 18th (finals week) by 5pm in Brighton Hall 232 (instructorís office - slip under door)
 

 

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

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Child Development Program

Updated: August 25, 2013

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