Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHA36001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 心理学実験法B
Subject Name
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Experimental Methods in Psychology B
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) Thur5:IAS A312
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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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 method, Research planning, Data analysis  
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This program offers the basic knowledge of research methodology that is required to analyze mechanisms of various forms of human behavior. Students learn in detail how to conduct their final research. 
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Class Objectives
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This course offers lectures on research methodologies and techniques that afford the practical analysis of human behavior. Laboratory Work in Behavioral Sciences B is based on the knowledge acquired in this course. 
Class Schedule Lesson1 Research methodology (1)
Lesson2 Research methodology (2)
Lesson3 Research methodology (3)
Lesson4 Research methodology (4)
Lesson5 Developing questionnaires (1)
Lesson6 Developing questionnaires (2)
Lesson7 Creating the dataset
Lesson8 Data analysis (1)
Lesson9 Data analysis (2)
Lesson10 Data analysis (3)
Lesson11 Data analysis (4)
Lesson12 Report writing
Lesson13 Presentation of the research outcome (1)
Lesson14 Presentation of the research outcome (2)
Lesson15 Conclusion & evaluation 
Handouts will be distributed. The list of required readings will be given in class. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, PowerPoint slides 
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Preparation and
1. Research methodology (Lesson 1 – 4)
Learn how to conduct research using the questionnaires, recognizing both the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
2. Developing questionnaires (Lesson 5 – 7)
Learn how to use the data acquired from the questionnaires and how to develop a dataset.
3. Creating a dataset (Lesson 8 – 11)
Learn various methodologies and characteristics of data analysis that serve for different purposes and hypotheses.
4. Writing a report (Lesson 12)
Learn how to create graphs and charts that describe the results of the analysis and the necessary perspectives to consider.
5. Presentation of research results
Learn how to demonstrate your information through a presentation. 
Requirements (1) This course is a co-requisite for “Laboratory Work in Behavioral Sciences B,” and includes accompanying lectures.
(2) This course is a pre-requisite if you are conducting your graduate research in 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) Evaluation for this course is given in conjunction with “Laboratory Work in Behavioral Sciences B.” Therefore, failure to register for “Laboratory Work 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. 
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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