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Child Development 133 
Research Methods in Human Development

Section 04
Hembree            Spring, 2011

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Announcements
5/16/11

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Course Schedule


 Schedule:

Week of:

1/24
1/31
2
/7
2/14
2/21
2/28
3/7
3/14
 

3/28
4/5

4/12
4/18
4/25
5/2
5/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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* Note: The schedule is updated regularly. Please check it weekly.  Lecture outlines and assignment handout links are indicated in blue.  Last updated 5/2/11

PLEASE NOTE: SECTIONS 68 and 69 will have different due dates for assignments. Please check your schedule on WebCT.

 

    Date:

 

Topic

  Reading Assignment

Assignments 
Due

 

M 1/24

 

 

Introduction/Science

 

 

 

W 1/26

 

The Research Process

 

   Leary, Ch.1  

 

 

M 1/31

 

The research report

Variance and variability/Overview of Research Designs  

 

Leary, Ch. 2  

 

Leary Ch. 15(pp. 353- 370)

 

 

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

W 2/2

 

 

 

Writing/APA Style
 

Supplementary Reading #1 (critique paper article)  

Szuchman, Ch. 1 , 2 & 10

Print out APA Style Handout for class and check out:

APA Style Tutorial (Basics)

APA Style Tutorial (Citations - 1)

APA Style Tutorial (Citations - 2)

 

M 2/7

 

Discuss critique article (BRING ARTICLE TO CLASS!)

Measurement  

 

 

Leary, Ch. 3  

 

  Homework #1 (Writing exercises) due  

W 2/9

Measurement (conít)

 

Leary, Ch. 4

 

 

M 2/14

Descriptive Research

 Review for exam  

 

Supplementary Reading #2 

Leary, Ch. 5 (pp. 109-126) 

 

Summary/Critique Paper #1 due

 

 

W 2/16

 

Library Research - Meet in MND 2003

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

 

Szuchman, Ch. 3 & 4 

 

Homework #2(Research Project Worksheet I)
completed
in class

M 2/21

   

Exam #1  

 

See Exam guide #1

 

 

W 2/23

 

Experimental Methods 

 

 

 

Leary, Ch. 8

 

 

 

M 2/28

Experimental Methods (con't)

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

 

 

 

 

Homework #2(Research Project Worksheet I)
due

 

W 3/2

 

Descriptive (Qualitative) Research (con't)

Descriptive Statistics (bring your calculator)

 

Leary, Ch. 5 (pp. 126-138)

 

M 3/7

 

Descriptive Statistics (bring your calculator)

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 3/9

 

Work on problem set (bring your calculator)

 

 

 

Leary, Ch. 6

 

 Homework #3 (1st problem set) due (Completed in class)

M 3/14

Correlational Research

 

 

 

Homework #4  

(Research Project Worksheet II + project materials) due   

 

 

W 3/16 

 

Research Ethics

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

 

 

Leary, Ch. 14

Milgram web page

 Complete Human Research  tutorial (as "visitor")      

 

 

SPRING BREAK

M 3/28

 

External/ecological validity (NOT on Exam #2)

Review for exam

 

 

Supplementary Reading #3 

See Exam guide #2    

 

 

 

W 3/30

   

Exam #2

 

 

See Exam guide #2    

 

 

 

M 4/4

Collect data for research projects

Data collection scheduled for groups B, C, F, H, I(see announcements

Leary, Ch. 10 

 

 

 Summary/Critique Paper#1 rewrites due   

W 4/6

 

Collect data for research projects

Data collection scheduled for groups A, D, E, G (see announcements

 

 

Homework #5 (2nd Critique article choice) due 

M 4/11

Data collection

Analyzing data/inferential statistics

Print out problem set and handouts for class

 

Leary, Ch. 10 

T-test handout  

Chi-square handout   

 

 

 

W 4/13

Analyzing data/inferential statistics

Print out problem set and handouts for class

(bring your calculator and handouts)  

 

 

Correlation handout

Szuchman, Ch. 5 & 6 

Leary, Ch. 15

 

M 4/18

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

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

 

 

Leary, Ch.12

Supplementary Reading #4 

 

 

 

 

W 4/20 

Meet in Research Groups to complete Worksheet III

Quasi-experimental and Developmental Designs

Leary, Ch. 9, 11  

Homework #6
 (Problem set 2)
due(new due date)  

Homework #7

(Research Project  Worksheet III) due(new due date)

 

 

M 4/25

 

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs

 

 

 

 

Leary, Ch. 7 (pp 167 - 175; 181-185):

APA Style Tutorial (references)

 

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

 

   

 

 

W 4/27

Advanced Experimental and Correlational Designs (con't)

Review for exam

Writing research reports

 

Szuchman, Ch. 7, 8 & 9

Leary Ch. 15(pp. 370- 397)

See Exam guide #3   

 

 

Homework #8 (Factorial Design Activity) completed/due in class

M 5/2

   

 

Exam #3

 

 

 

 

See Exam guide #3   

 

W 5/4

Meet in research groups to work on poster presentations

   

 

 

Szuchman, Ch. 11 

 

 

 

Early draft of Research Project Paper due BY FRIDAY 5/6 in BRH 232 (optional, but encouraged!)

 

M 5/9 

 

Special Topic - Video and Discussion   

 

Supplementary Reading #5   

 

 

 

Homework #9 (Writing Part 2) due

Homework #10 (Special topic discussion) due

W 5/11

   

 

Group Presentations/ Poster Session   

 

 

 

 

**Final paper due by Wednesday, May 18th (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

Department of Child Development

Updated: January, 2011

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