PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
Instructor: Vincent W. Hevern, S.J., Ph.D.
Research Participation Requirement (Fall 2008)
|General Statement of the Research Participation Requirement||
Since research is fundamental to the development and advancement of psychology, one important aspect of knowledge development in this area is an understanding of how research works. The research component of this course can be fulfilled in a couple of ways.
Option A. Participation in two one-session research projects;
Option B. Completion of Literature Reviews, addressing the questions provided below, for two articles from psychology journals (on reserve at the library or available online from the class web page); or,
Option C. A combination of 'A' and 'B' (two total tasks, one from research project participation and some from journal article review).
Keep in mind there is no
guarantee that there will be two one-session projects, or that projects
will be available when YOU want them. This would not relieve you of
your responsibility, it would mean you have to 'fill in' with journal
article reviews. The participation must be done on the researchers'
timetables. You must NOT sign up to participate during your class
times. Research participation is NOT an excused absence.
Note that I have polled the
faculty of the Psychology Department and there should be enough spaces
for research participation for this Fall semester.
Work on the research participation component of this course can be started immediately (if you choose to do literature reviews) or as soon as research projects are posted. Some project or projects should begin being posted by the third week of classes (or earlier), and some may be posted throughout the semester. You may only count your participation in a project for one class, so if some other class is offering extra credit for participation, you must decide for which class a particular participation will count. It cannot count twice. You cannot participate more than once in any project (including if you have done the project some previous semester and excepting projects where you must return more than once).
**All research participation and/or literature reviews must be completed and turned in by December 5, 2008 (the last day of class). You can hand them in earlier if you wish.
Recall that this research requirement is worth 10% of your final grade (50 of 500 points). Failure to complete both components this research requirement could potentially reduce your final grade drastically (for example, from an A- to a B). Please be sure to complete this requirement on time and according to the directions.
| Research Project Participation
1 You should check this board and sign up for projects in which you would like to participate.
2 You should take a reminder sheet when you sign up (not showing up after signing up is a great inconvenience to the researchers, many of whom are your fellow psychology students)
3 You should arrive at the designated place AT OR BEFORE THE DESIGNATED TIME and sign in. Many projects CANNOT admit you after the start time which will require that you sign up for another time in that or a different project.
4. Complete the following written evaluation of the experience:*
* In your written evaluation, include a title page which is headed:
Hand in this evaluation along
with a copy of the informed consent for each project in which you
| Research Literature Review
You should go to the section below which contains articles available for review online and then come back here to use the instructions below about what you have to tell me about each article your reviewed.
You should read the article(s). Then, for each article, answer the questions below, keeping your total response for each article to no more than two typed pages (standard print size and margins).
The Literature Review(s) should be turned in to me in class.
|Articles Online||The articles listed below can be accessed from any Le Moyne College computer at these links: [LMC]|
|This page was first posted 08/26/06|