Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Sections 02 & 06
Hembree            Fall, 2009

 

 

Announcements
12/7/09

Course Schedule


 

Schedule:

Week of:

9/1
9/8
9/15
9/22
9/29
10/6
10/13
10/20
 

10/27
11/3
11/10
11/17
11/24
12/1
12/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Note: The schedule is updated regularly. Last updated 12/7/09 

    Date:

 

Topic

  Reading Assignment

Assignments 
Due

 

Tu 9/1

 

 

Introduction

 

 

 

Th 9/3

 

Science/hypotheses and research questions

 

   Leary, Ch.1  

 

Tu 9/8

 

 

Variance and Variability/Overview of Research Designs

The research report

 

 

Leary, Ch. 2  

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

Th 9/10

 

 

Measurement  

 Supplementary Reading #1 (critique paper article)  

Work on APA workbook Ch. 3 (for homework assignment) 

 

 

Tu 9/15

 

Measurement (conít)

Discuss critique article (BRING ARTICLE TO CLASS!)

   

 

 

Work on APA workbook Ch. 3 (for homework assignment)

Leary, Ch. 4

 

 

 

Th 9/17

Writing/APA Style
 

(Print out APA Style Handout for class)

 Meet in Research groups 

  APA Style Tutorial

 Work on APA workbook Ch. 3 (for homework assignment)

 

 

Tu 9/22

 

Descriptive and Qualitative Research

 Review for exam  

 

 

Supplementary Reading #2 

Leary, Ch. 5

 

Homework #1 (Writing exercises) due  

Th 9/24

 

 

FACULTY FURLOUGH DAY

Library Research

Meet in Mendocino Hall 2003

 

Tu 9/29

   

Exam #1  

 See Exam guide #1

 

 

Th 10/1

Descriptive and Qualitative Research (con't)

Experimental Methods 

 

Leary, Ch. 8

 

Summary/Critique Paper #1 due 

 

Tu 10/6

 

Experimental Methods  (conít) 

 

External/ecological validity

 

Supplementary Reading #3 

 

 

 

Th 10/8

 

 

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

Meet in Mendocino Hall 2003

 

 

Tu 10/13

 

 

Instructor  ill - no class

 

 

 

 

Homework #3 (Research Project Worksheet I)
due

Th 10/15

External/ecological validity (con't)

Descriptive Statistics (bring your calculator!)  

 

Leary, Ch. 5 (review)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tu 10/20

Meet in groups to prepare for data collection; Work on Worksheet II

 

 

Homework #4 (1st problem set) completed in class/due 

! Homework #2 (2nd Critique article choice) due   

 

Th 10/22

 

Correlational Research

 

 

 

Leary, Ch. 6

 

 

Tu 10/27

 

Analyzing data (Print out problem set for class) - material not on exam 2

 

Review for exam  

 

 

Leary, Ch. 10   

Chi-square handout  

 

 !Homework #5  (Research Project Worksheet II+ project materials) due   

Th 10/29

   

 

Exam #2 (NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR EXAM)

 

 

 

 

See Exam guide #2    

 

 

 

Tu 11/3

 

Collect data for research projects

 

 

Work on APA workbook Ch. 4 (for Homework #9)

 

   

Th 11/5

 

Collect data for research projects

 

 

Summary/Critique Paper #2 due

Tu 11/10

Analyzing data (con't)

Work on APA workbook Ch. 4 (for Homework #9)

T-test handout  

Homework #6
 (Problem set) completed/due in class
 

Th 11/12

 

Meet in Research Groups for data analysis and to work on Worksheet III

(bring your calculator and your group's data!)  

 

 

Work on APA workbook Ch. 4 (for Homework #9)

 

 

Tu 11/17

Meet in Research Groups for data analysis and to work on Worksheet III  

Experimental Design/ Factorial, Repeated Measures Designs  

 

Leary, Ch 9, 12 

 

  Homework #7
(
Research Project  Worksheet III )due.

 

 

Th 11/19  

 

Experimental Design/ Factorial, Repeated Measures Designs  

Developmental  Designs

Supplementary Reading #4 

Homework #8 (Factorial Design Activity) completed in class   

Tu 11/24

 

 Research Ethics

Complete guiding questions in class discussion (Ch. 14); print out questions and bring text book.  

Review for exam

 

Milgram web page

 Complete Human Research  tutorial (as "visitor")   

See Exam guide #3   

Homework #9 (Writing Part 2) due

   

 

 

Th 11/26

 

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - NO CLASS

 

 

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Tu 12/1

   

Exam #3  (NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR EXAM)

 

 

 

 

See Exam guide #3   

 

Th 12/3

FACULTY FURLOUGH DAY

Work in research groups on poster presentations

   

 

Leary, Ch. 15

 

 

 

Early draft of Research Project Paper due by FRI, 12/4 (optional, but encouraged!) in BRH 232

 

Tu 12/8

 

 

Special Topic - Video and Discussion   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework #10 (Special topic discussion) due (completed in class)

Th 12/10

   

Group Presentations Poster Session   

 

 

 

**Final paper due by Wednesday, Dec 16th by 5pm in Brighton Hall 232 (instructorís office)
 

 

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

California State University, Sacramento

College of Education

Department of Child Development

Updated: August, 2009

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