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    Jun 20, 2019  
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PSY-540A Generating and Gathering Qualitative & Quantitative Evidence

4 semester credits
The first course in the Media Psychology research sequence. The course builds on the idea of research as a process of generating evidence as a warrant for a knowledge claim. The focus of the course is on the production and collecting of research evidence. Topics covered include the different properties of numeric and verbal/image evidence and methods for generating and gathering qualitative and quantitative data in the context of media psychology. As a result, emphasis is given to the development of media psychology research questions and the use of instruments for measuring media and psychological constructs within the context of different methodological approaches. Students are introduced to statistical analysis to develop statistical descriptions of numeric data as well as being introduced to content analysis to develop understanding of linguistic/image data.
Pre-requisites: PSY-525 , PSY-533  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Understand and employ research as a process of using evidence to make knowledge claims in answer to a research question.
  2. Understand and apply the methods used to generate and interpret numeric and linguistic research evidence.
  3. Understand and apply ethics relevant to research.
  4. Develop a simple research question pertinent to media psychology, turn it into a brief research proposal, and collect data.



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