Laura's objectives: Psy 3902W
-Understand the structure and flow of APA-style journal articles
For any given article:
-Be able to identify the research question, and operationalization of the research question, for any given article succinctly
-Identify potential threats to validity, potential limits to generalizability
-Write an APA-style research proposal that:
a) identifies gap in existing psychological literature
b) identifies application to a real-world problem
c) clearly states a testable hypothesis
d) develops a research design to test hypothesis that is reasonably free of potential threats to validity
e) describes the research design with enough precision to be replicable
f) identifies the appropriate statistical test
f) uses scientific tone and conforms to APA-style
-Be more questioning and critical when presented with so-called â€śconclusiveâ€? findings/evidence/â€?proofâ€?
[Note that my syllabus contains an Expectations section which contains more of the softer stuff like being respectful of peers' opinions, giving constructive feedback, etc. I don't include them here under course objectives because I do not believe it is for me to explicitly teach these soft skills].