Research Methods in Diversity Science|
Spring 2023 not offered
This course introduces students to the research methods important to conducting scientific inquiry into topics related to inequality, oppression, and disparities in life outcomes across a broad range of experiences of marginalization (e.g., gender, race, sexuality, and the experiences at the intersections of these domains). In the process of introducing research methods pertinent to diversity science, we also discuss foundational and contemporary research in diversity science.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 AND (PSYC200 OR PSYC201 OR QAC201 OR ECON300)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Readings will include journal articles and book chapters. These will be supplemented by popular press articles and multimedia resources such as podcasts and video clips specific to class periods and topics.
Example readings include:
Plaut, V. C. (2010). Diversity science: Why and how difference makes a difference. Psychological Inquiry, 21(2), 77-99.
Lakens, D. (2013). Calculating and reporting effect sizes to facilitate cumulative science: A practical primer for t-tests and ANOVAs. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 863.
Simmons, J. P., Nelson, L. D., & Simonsohn, U. (2011). False-positive psychology: Undisclosed flexibility in data collection and analysis allows presenting anything as significant. Psychological Science, 22(11), 1359-1366.
Ashton, M. C. (2013). Basic concepts in psychological measurement. In Individual Differences and Personality (2nd ed., pp. 1-25). Academic Press.
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No exams; multiple written assignments that are revised throughout the semester; periodic quizzes
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