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Title: Research Methodolgy

Research Methodolgy
  • CP/EDU/
  • SP/PSE/
  • PSY 6691
  • Associate Professor S. Kathleen Krach, Ph.D.

Syllabus Review Resources
  • Website (http//
  • PowerPoints
  • Podcasts
  • BlackBoard
  • Discussion Boards
  • Course Materials
  • Announcements
  • Grade Book
  • Textbook and Pdfs
  • Reinforce learning
  • Aid in projects and quizzes

Syllabus Review Purpose
  • Develop/improve the ability to interpret and
    objectively evaluate studies and research in the
    social sciences.
  • Know the fundamentals of social science research
    with emphasis on the basic quantitative research
    designs (descriptive, casual-comparative,
    correlational, and experimental).
  • Appreciate the importance of legal and ethical
    considerations in human subject research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate
    use of inferential statistics in analyzing
    research data.
  • Use specialized computer software or manual
    decision logic tree to develop appropriate
    research designs for individual research
  • Develop an awareness of program evaluation
    principles and concepts.

Syllabus Review Grades
  • Attendance (5)
  • IRB Training Module (10)
  • Research Proposal Literature Review (5)
  • Research Proposal Descriptive Statistics (5)
  • Research Proposal Final Draft (25)
  • Program Evaluation Research-Quiz (5)
  • Quizzes (10 each 40 total)
  • Online Discussions (5)
  • (2 substantive posts per lecture)

Syllabus Review Quizzes
  • Regular Quizzes
  • Quizzes will be IN CLASS. See your syllabus.
    Make-ups for quizzes are only available with
    appropriate documentation.
  • Students have the opportunity to do an additional
    (5th) quiz that is comprehensive in nature. This
    grade will replace your lowest quiz grade.
  • The extra quiz cannot hurt your grade.
  • Program Evaluation Research-Quiz
  • You cannot use the extra quiz to replace the
    program evaluation quiz.
  • You MUST make at least a 70 on this quiz OR YOU
    WILL FAIL this class.
  • Material for this quiz will be shared throughout
    the course. In addition, a study session for
    this quiz will be held on the Monday before the

Syllabus Review Projects
  • Students will be asked to complete the major
    projects in sections.
  • Each section will be turned in in a timely manner
    so as to receive feedback. This feedback will
    provide the information needed for you to be able
    to successfully fix issues with your project.
  • Students who receive lower than a 3 on any
    section of the project MUST contact the professor
    for additional remediation at the time that they
    receive their feedback.
  • If you do NOT pass the assignment with a 3 on ALL
    sections of all projects, you will automatically
    fail this course.

Due Dates
  • Discussion posts are due at the Friday of each
    week for the lectures from that week.
  • Project due dates are SET in your syllabus.
    Projects must be brought to class on these dates.
    If you are ill or miss that class day, you MUST
    email me a copy of this assignment before the end
    of class.
  • Any assignment requiring LiveText submission must
    also be successfully submitted to LiveText or the
    grade will be a 0.

  • Consequences for plagiarism in (course number)
    are as follows Any assignment that is created
    through the use of plagiarism will be an
    automatic grade of 0. For a critical
    assignment, then the student will be given a
    failing grade for the course.
  • The College of Educations defines plagiarism as
  • Three consecutive words that are not common
    professional language used from another source
    without quotation
  • Rephrasing another author's words without
    appropriate citation
  • Using another author's ideas or data without
    appropriate citation
  • Submitting another author's or student's writing
    as one's own
  • Directly quoting a source without using
    appropriate APA or MLA style (whichever is
    required by the instructor) citation to show that
    it is a direct quote.
  • Intentionally taking information from a source
    and not giving appropriate credit

Research Proposal
  • Student Directions Prepare a research proposal
  • WORD document and submitted to the instructor via
  • Must be typed, and double spaced
  • Prepared in accordance with APA publication
  •  Description
  • Introduction and Literature Review
  • Not less than 10 recent, original, quality
    professional references
  • 8 of these articles reporting ORIGINAL research
  • Methodology Section
  • Detailed procedure for conducting the proposed
    research project.
  • You are not going to be required to do the
    project but simply to propose it in a
    comprehensive written document.

Discussion Posts
  • DUE on the Friday at the end of each week.
  • 2 substantive posts
  • More than just yes, I agree or no, you are
  • Can include any of the following (in combination
    or separately)
  • Ask a question on the topic.
  • Answer a question on the topic.
  • Bring in research from outside on the topic.
  • Bring in a website or popular press information
    on a topic.
  • Discuss a personal experience related to the
  • For each topic
  • You must do 2 per topic (NOT 2 per week)
  • Topics are already established in Blackboard and
    go with syllabus

  • Absence Policy
  • In registering for classes at the university
    students accept responsibility for attending
    scheduled class meetings, completing assignments
    on time, and contributing to class discussion and
    exploration of ideas.
  •  In service cases of inclement weather or other
    emergency conditions, the Office of Executive
    Vice Chancellor and Provost will announce
    cancellation of classes through the local and
    regional media as well as through the
    Universitys web site.
  •  Absence Policy Krach Cell Phone/ Texting
    The use of a cell phone during class will result
    in an absence for that class date in your record.
    Use of a computer during class for anything
    unrelated to the course will also result in an
    absence. Exceptions may be made in an emergency
    situation if discussed prior to class.

Incomplete Policy Krach
  • Students must REQUEST an incomplete prior to the
    last week of class.
  • An incomplete request form (available from Dr.
    Krach) must be completed.
  • To obtain an incomplete for this class, students
    must have a legitimate reason for not being able
    to complete the work.
  • In addition, over 70 of the course work must
    already be completed with a passing grade prior
    to the incomplete.
  • It is the STUDENTS responsibility to notify the
    professor as soon as an emergency happens.
    Notification of an emergency later than 10 days
    after the event (unless the student is physically
    incapable of doing so) is considered negligent on
    the part of the student, and no accommodations
    can be made.

Email Use
  • Effective July 1, 2005, all students were
    required to obtain and use the TROY e-mail
    address that is automatically assigned to them as
    TROY students. All official correspondence
    (including bills, statements, e-mails from
    instructors and grades, etc.) will be sent ONLY
    to the ( address.
  • All students are responsible for ensuring that
    the correct e-mail address is listed in
    Blackboard by the beginning of Week 1. E-mail
    is the only way the instructor can, at least
    initially, communicate with you. It is your
    responsibility to make sure a valid e-mail
    address is provided. Failure on your part to do
    so can result in your missing important
    information that could affect your grade.

Professionalism and Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • In all interactions with the professor as well as
    any other personnel, professionalism will be
    maintained at all times.
  • Professionalism refers to
  • Manner of dress
  • Handling conflict (e.g., behind closed doors, in
    person, and with respect)
  • Preparation (e.g., read prior to class, have
    materials needed for the class day)
  • Confidentiality (e.g., within the class, within
    the schools, etc.)
  • Self-awareness (e.g., know what you dont know,
    know when to get supervision, know when to ask
    for consultation, etc.).
  • All students studying in the field of psychology
    and counseling are responsible for knowing and
    behaving under the American Psychological
    Associations Ethical Principles of Psychologists
    and Code of Conduct. If you are unaware of what
    is state on the code, it can be found at
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