Child Development 250 (01)
Research Methods 
California State University, Sacramento
Spring, 2013
Hembree

 

Announcements 
3/7/13

Course Schedule

 

    Schedule:

Dates:
*1/30 *4/3
*2/6 *4/10
*2/13 *4/17
*2/20 *4/24
*2/27 *5/1
*3/6 *5/8
*3/13 *5/15
*3/20

 

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Please note: This schedule is subject to change. Please check it weekly. Click on links for copies of lecture outlines to print out for class.  Assigned readings are from the main text (Lodico et al.) unless otherwise noted. Revised 3/7/13.

 

Date

Topic

Reading

Assignments

 

1/30

Introduction/The Scientific Approach

 

 

 

   

Choose article for 1st Critique Paper (in class)

 

 

2/6

Overview of qualitative and quantitative research

Review/discuss critique articles

 

Ch. 1, 2

 Reading - (Evaluating research articles)

Choose/Read article for critique paper

(Homework) Outline of Critique Paper article due 

Complete pretest

 

 

2/13

Measurement/Summarizing Data

Ch 3, 4 

 

 

(Homework) Research Proposal  topic due

draft of Critique Paper #1 due (for distribution to classmate

 

 

2/20

 

Writing issues/APA style

Ethics (discussion)

 

  APA: Ch. 1, 3

Literature review handout

Reading 2 (writing)

  Plagiarism web site

Complete Human Research  tutorial (as "visitor")  

SRCD Ethics guidelines

 

(Homework) Peer Review of partnerís paper due

(Homework) Problem Set #1 due

2/27  

Developing research questions/proposals

Library research (meet in Computer Lab FOLSOM HALL 1048). Print out Worksheet #1 to discuss & complete in class

 

 

 Ch. 14

 

Critique paper due

 

3/6

Descriptive Research & Sampling

Discuss research proposal topics (bring completed Worksheet #1 for class discussion)

 

 

Ch. 8, 15 

 

 

(homework) out Worksheet #1 due

3/13

Experimental Research

 

Review for exam

 

Ch. 9

 

See exam guide #1

 

 

 

3/20

Exam #1

 

 

 

See exam guide #1

 

 

SPRING BREAK

 

4/3

Quasi-experimental, correlational, and developmental designs

 

 

Ch. 10

Reading 3 (developmental research)


   

Research Proposal Worksheet #2 due  

 

 

4/10

Analyzing quantitative data

Meet in Computer Lab

 

Ch 11

Reading 4 (inferential statistics)

 

 

2nd Critique paper due

 

 

4/17

No Class (work on research Proposals, worksheet assignment, and problem set)

 

 

  

SPSS Tutorial

APA: Ch. 2

 

 


Work on
 Problem set 2

 

 

4/24

Qualitative designs: grounded theory, ethnography

 

Ch. 5, 6

(Homework) Research Proposal Worksheet #3 due

 

(homework)
Problem set 2
due

 

 

5/1

Action research/ analyzing qualitative data

Review for exam

 

Ch. 7, 12

Early Draft of Research Proposal due (optional, but encouraged

 

 

5/8

Exam #2

 

 

See exam guide #2

 

 

5/15

Research presentations/discussion

 

 

 

FINAL Research Proposal Paper DUE by Wednesday, May 22nd 5:00 pm  232 Brighton Hall (Instructor's office)

 

 Send problems, comments or suggestions to: hembrees@csus.edu. Updated: January 25, 2013

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