Research Methods in Sleep Research|
Welcome to Research Methods in Sleep Research! Have you ever read an empirical research article and wondered where the authors got the idea for their research study? Have you ever thought about how researchers decide on which participants to select and what questions to ask of their study participants? How can we assess the value of a theoretical idea based on empirical evidence? And why might there be conflicting findings when researchers test the same phenomenon? This course is designed to help students explore these and other questions related to research methods in psychology, with a focus on sleep research. This is an interactive lecture and lab-based course. Through a series of hands-on lab assignments, students will acquire the necessary skill set to be able to critique, analyze, and design psychological research. Students will explore both qualitative and quantitative methodological designs used in psychological research (e.g., experiments, interviews, and surveys). Additionally, students will gain skills in conducting basic statistical analyses (e.g., correlation, t-test, ANOVA). The course will culminate with a final project in which students will design an original research study.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Richards, H. M., & Schwartz, L. J. (2002). ETHICS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: ARE THERE SPECIAL ISSUES FOR HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH? FAMILY PRACTICE, 19, 135-139.
Vohs, K. D., Glass, B. D., Maddox, W. T., & Markman, A. B. (2011). EGO DEPLETION IS NOT JUST FATIGUE: EVIDENCE FROM A TOTAL SLEEP DEPRIVATION EXPERIMENT. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PERSONALITY SCIENCE, 2, 166-173.
Sadeh, A., Dahl, R. E., Shahar, G., & Rosenblat-Stein, S. (2009). SLEEP AND THE TRANSITION TO ADOLESCENCE: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY. SLEEP, 32(12), 1602-1609.
Liu, X., Chen, H., Bo, Q. G., Fan, F., & Jia, C. X. (2017). POOR SLEEP QUALITY AND NIGHTMARES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY IN ADOLESCENTS. EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, 26(3), 271-279.
Tavernier, R., et al. (2017). ADOLESCENTS' TECHNOLOGY AND FACE-TO-FACE TIME USE PREDICT OBJECTIVE SLEEP OUTCOMES. SLEEP HEALTH.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Attendance and participation ¿ 10%
Article critique presentation ¿ 15%
Lab assignments ¿ 45%
Research proposal ¿ 30%
|Instructor(s): Tavernier,Royette Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: SCIE74; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 9||FR: 6|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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