Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Japanese
Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHA34001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 心理学実験B
Subject Name
(Katakana)
シンリガクジッケンB
Subject Name in
English
Laboratory Work in Psychology B
Instructor SAKATA KIRIKO,SUGIURA YOSINORI,KOMIYA ASUKA
Instructor
(Katakana)
サカタ キリコ,スギウラ ヨシノリ,コミヤ アスカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Thur6-8:IAS A312
Lesson Style Experiment Lesson Style
【More Details】
Conducting experiments   
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 24 : Psychology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Research methods, Scaling, Research planning, Data Analysis 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Program
This program offers the basic knowledge of research methodology required to analyze mechanisms of various forms of human behavior. Students learn in detail how to conduct their final research. 
Criterion referenced
Evaluation
 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course provides an opportunity to learn research methodologies and techniques that will allow students to practically analyze human behavior. In order to learn the entire process, students will form groups, agree on a research theme, plan & conduct research using questionnaires, and give final presentations. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Planning for research using questionnaires (1):
Discuss in groups and decide upon research questions

Lesson 2: Planning for research using questionnaires (2):
Discuss in groups and create research questions and hypotheses

Lesson 3: Planning for research using questionnaires (3):
Decide as a group which scales to use and develop for the research

Lesson 4: Planning for research using questionnaires (4):
Discuss in groups and decide upon the research plans

Lesson 5: Developing questionnaires (1):
Create appropriate questionnaires for each hypothesis

Lesson 6: Developing questionnaires (2):
Conduct research based on the questionnaires in order to examine the hypothesis

Lesson 7: Developing the dataset:
Create a dataset using the answer sheets

Lesson 8: Data analysis & hypothesis test (1):
Check the reliability of the scales

Lesson 9: Data analysis & hypothesis test (2):
Test the hypothesis using statistics

Lesson 10: Data analysis & hypothesis test (3):
Test the hypothesis using statistics

Lesson 11: Data analysis & hypothesis test (4):
Further analyze and integrate the results.

Lesson 12: Report evaluation & commentary:
Correct the report referring to the given feedback.

Lesson 13: Presentation & discussion (1):
Present the research result and discuss
Lesson 14: Presentation & discussion (2):
Present the research result and discuss

Lesson 15: Conclusion



Each student will produce a final report and make a presentation.  
Text/Reference
Books,etc.
Handouts will be distributed. Other readings will be added in class accordingly. 
PC or AV used in
Class,etc.
Handouts, PowerPoint presentation 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review
1.1 – 4th classes: Understand how to create appropriate research plans.
2.5 – 6th classes: Learn the basics of developing questionnaires, create appropriate research questionnaires, and conduct research.
3.7th class: Understand how to develop a dataset.
4.8 – 11th classes: Learn how to analyze data using statistical packages, choose appropriate methodologies using various purposes and hypotheses, and write one report as a group.  
5. 12th class: Ameliorate the report by reviewing the data analysis and conclusion using the comments and report evaluations that were given as feedback.
6.13 – 14th classes: Learn how to appropriately outline the research outcome in a presentation format. Improve the other students’ comprehension and allow them to create better presentations that demonstrate the research outcome.
 
Requirements (1) This course is a co-requisite for “Experimental Methods in Behavioral Sciences B”, and includes accompanying lectures.
(2) This course is a pre-requisite if you are conducting your graduate research in the Behavioral Sciences Program
(3) “Experimental Methods in Behavioral Sciences,” “Fundamental Laboratory Work in Behavioral Sciences,” and “Practicum in Behavioral Sciences” are pre-requisites for this course.
 
Grading Method (1) Reports 50% and attendance 50%.
(2) The evaluation for this course is given in conjunction with “Experimental Methods in Behavioral Sciences B.” Therefore, failure to register for “Experimental Methods in Behavioral Sciences B” will result in the evaluation “Z” (absence).
 
Message Attendance is required for the first class as the lecture begins on Day 1. No late entry. 
Other   
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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