Fall 2009 not offered
Experienced readers can easily recognize thousands of words. The mental dictionaries of these readers are efficiently organized to allow rapid and seemingly effortless word recognition. There are still many unanswered questions about the processes involved in visual word recognition. In this class, students will work together with the instructor to design and carry out an experimental investigation relating to reading and word recognition. The semester will provide students with a chance to integrate all aspects of the experimental process: idea formation, experimental design, data collection and analysis, interpretation, write-up, and presentation. We will meet once a week to discuss readings related to the projects and hear progress reports.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Reading of contemporary literature and discussions and presentation of research findings will require an understanding of quantitative relationships. Synthesizing the research literature and formulating and expresssing these hypotheses in written format in the final laboratory report will require writing skills.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)
Selected journal articles.
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Students will work on a research project in small groups throughout the semester. At the end of the semester, a written research report and a presentation is required.
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Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major. Permission of Instructor is required. In most cases, preference will be given to students who have taken a statistics course and either PSYC220 (Cognitive Psychology) or PSYC222 (Sensation & Perception).
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