Research Design Fall 2007

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Course: Research Design <br>
 
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Days/Times: 9:50-11:50am <br>
 
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Room: B-249 <br>
 
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email:[[Image:Email1.gif]] <br>
 
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==Course Schedule==
 
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==Class Materials==
 
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All the handouts and powerpoint presentations during class will be posted below. Also, click on the "Research Tools" section in the left-hand sidebar which will take you to pages devoted to conducting research. See below about the [[#Overview of Research Process | Overview of the Research Process]] to see how the class material is broken down into a series of five successive operational phases from generating the idea to disseminating the idea. For all steps in the research process, there will be information about how to conduct research (for the practitioner) and how to evaluate research (for the research consumer).
 
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:'''Conducting Research''' <br>
 
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*Powerpoint slides
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Introduction_to_Research_Design.ppt Introduction to Research Design]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Introduction_to_Psychology.ppt Introduction to Psychology]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/How_to_Generate_Research_Ideas.ppt How to Generate Research Ideas]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Variables_Measuring.ppt Variables - Measuring]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Content_Coding.ppt Content Coding]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Validity_and_Reliability.ppt Validity and Reliability]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Qualitative.ppt Qualitative Methodology]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Literature_Review.ppt Literature Review - how to conduct]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/subjects.ppt Subjects - how many do I need, and how do I sample]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Quantitative.ppt Quantitative Methodology]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Experiments.ppt Experiments and Quasi-Experiments]
 
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*Handouts
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Perspectivist_Worksheets_Modified.doc Perspectivist Worksheets Modified]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Perspectivist_Worksheets_Original.pdf Perspectivist Worksheets Original]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Existing_Measures.doc Measuring Variables - How to find Existing Measures]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/New_Measures.doc Measuring Variables - How to Create New Measures]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Existing_Manipulations.doc Manipulating Variables - How to find Existing Manipulations]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/New_Manipulations.doc Manipulating Variables - How to find New Manipulations]
 
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:'''Evaluating Research''' <br>
 
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*Powerpoint slides
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/What_is_a_Journal_Article.ppt Reading and Evaluating Research - What is a Journal Article?]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Introduction.ppt Reading and Evaluating Research - Introduction]
 
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*Handouts
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/howtoreadjournalarticle.doc How to read a journal article - by Jordan & Zanna]
 
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*# [http://www.psychwiki.com/dms/wiki/uploadedfiles/researchdesign/Introduction_Questions.doc How to evaluate the Introduction - Questions]
 
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*#*[http://college.hmco.com/CollegeCatalog/CatalogController?cmd=Portal&subcmd=display&ProductID=940 Experimental And Quasi-experimental Designs For Research], by Campbell. This is a seminal 1963 book by Campbell that is still useful and relevant today.
*#*[http://college.hmco.com/CollegeCatalog/CatalogController?cmd=Portal&subcmd=display&ProductID=940 Experimental And Quasi-experimental Designs For Research], by Campbell. This is a seminal 1963 book by Campbell that is still useful and relevant today.
*#*[http://college.hmco.com/CollegeCatalog/CatalogController?cmd=Portal&subcmd=display&ProductID=939 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference], by Shadish, Cook and Campbell. This is a 2002 book that provides an excellent coverage of both Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. Note - this 2002 is an updated version of a 1979 book called "Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings" by Cook/Campbell, and should not be confused with the 1963 book by Campbell discussed in the previous bullet point called "Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference".
*#*[http://college.hmco.com/CollegeCatalog/CatalogController?cmd=Portal&subcmd=display&ProductID=939 Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference], by Shadish, Cook and Campbell. This is a 2002 book that provides an excellent coverage of both Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. Note - this 2002 is an updated version of a 1979 book called "Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings" by Cook/Campbell, and should not be confused with the 1963 book by Campbell discussed in the previous bullet point called "Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference".
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*#Collecting Data
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*#*The day-to-day knowledge about collecting data is housed in the apprenticeship model (graduate-to-graduate student training within Lab Groups), which is why I started the PsychWiki pages so that we can start collectively benefiting from each other's experiences and knowledge:
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*#*:Research Tips - http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Research_Tips
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*#*:Internet Research - http://www.psychwiki.com/wiki/Internet_Research
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*#Analyzing Data
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*#*See the Spring 2008 Class on Statistics. See also the textbook for that course -- Discovering Statistics Using SPSS, by Andy Field
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*#Writing Process
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*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521594608 Guide to publishing in Psychology Journals, Edited by Sternberg]. The first two parts of the book detail how to write each section of a psychology article, including how to write abstracts and how to use citations and references.
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*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521528061 The Psychologist's Companion, Written by Sternberg] is a guide to scientific writing for students and researchers. The majority of the chapters describe how to write in psychology, including common misconceptions, using APA format, and how to write the different parts of an article.
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*#Peer Review Process
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*#*[http://books.apa.org/books.cfm?id=4316057 Reviewing Scientific Works in Psychology, Edited by Sternberg]. This book is a masterful example of experienced researchers passing-on their hard-won knowledge about the review process for journals, books, grants, etc., and at the same time providing concrete suggestions about to be a reviewer and evaluate other's works. I can't recommend enough this book to anyone who either evaluates researcher, or is a reviewer for journals/grants.
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*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521594608 Guide to publishing in Psychology Journals, Edited by Sternberg]. The third part of this book is about "Dealing with Referees" and how to write for referees, how to read response letters, how to revise manuscripts.
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*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521528061 The Psychologist's Companion, Written by Sternberg] is a guide to scientific writing for students and researchers. The last few chapters about how to evaluate a paper, submit to journals, and tips for gaining acceptance are directly relevant to the peer review process.
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==Overview of Research Process==
==Overview of Research Process==
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==Field of Law/Psychology==
 
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* '''APA'''
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/ Division 41 – AP-LS]
 
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#[http://www.apa.org/psyclaw/ PsycLaw]
 
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*'''Other Organizations'''
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/links/professionalIndex.html List of more law-related organizations]
 
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*'''Conferences'''
 
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#AP-LS Annual Meeting
 
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#AP-LS Programs at APA Convention
 
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#Other Law-related societies
 
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*'''Journals'''
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/links/journals.html Lists of Journals in Law/Psychology]
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/publications/journalsIndex.html Lists of Journals in Law/Psychology]
 
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#[http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=1740-1453&site=1 Journal of Empirical Legal Studies]
 
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*'''Schools granting law/psy degrees'''
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/students/graduateIndex.html List of law/psychology schools from AP-LS]
 
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#[http://www.unl.edu/ap-ls/student/graduate_programs.html List of law/psychology schools from AP-LS Student Section]
 
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*'''Grants and Awards'''
 
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#[http://www.nimh.nih.gov/ NIH]
 
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#[http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5422&org=SES&from=home NSF: Law & Social Sciences]
 
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#[http://www.ap-ls.org/about/awards.html AP-LS]
 
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#[http://www.usdoj.gov/ Department of Justice]
 
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#For more, see the [[Grant Funding]] page
 
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*'''Sub-fields'''
 
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:- Clinical-forensic psychologists <br>
 
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:- Developmental psychologists <br>
 
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:- Social psychologists <br>
 
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:- Cognitive psychologists <br>
 
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:- Community psychologists <br>
 
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::See [http://www.ap-ls.org/students/careersoverview.html here] for more explanation of sub-fields
 
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::See [http://www.ap-ls.org/students/careersSubspecialties.html here] for even more information
 
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*'''In AP-LS Newsletter, there are “Research Briefs” categories…'''
 
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:- Delinquency/Antisocial Behavior  <br>
 
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:- Forensic Evaluation <br>
 
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:- Law Enforcement & Deception Detection <br>
 
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:- Legal Decision Making / Jury Research <br>
 
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:- Mental Health Services <br>
 
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:- Risk Assessment <br>
 
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:- Sex Offenders <br>
 
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:- Witness Issues <br>
 
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*Other
 
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*#[http://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm SSRN]
 
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