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In collaboration with Research Methods faculty, the Center for Academic Success (CfAS) will be offering support to students enrolled in Research Methods I (PSY3211). There are two workshop series: Reading & Writing Support and Statistics Support.  Please read the topics in each of the series for more information on what will be covered. 

  • TLC Research Methods - Statistical Workshop Series

    TLC Research Methods - Statistical Series Syllabus

    Click HERE to schedule an appointment through your Panther Success Network.

    1. Session 1:  Descriptive Statistics Part 1
      • Dates Offered: 9/27/2021 - 10/01/2021
      • Introduction to types of data (nominal vs. ordinal and interval vs. ratio), skewness, measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode), and measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation, and variance)
    2. Session 2:  Descriptive Statistics Part 2
      • Dates Offered: 10/04/2021 - 10/08/2021
      • Focus on problems relating to skewness, measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode), and measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation, and variance)
    3. Session 3: Type I and II Errors & Significance Testing (Hypothesis Testing)
      • Dates Offered: 10/11/2021 - 10/15/2021
      • Null hypothesis, alternative hypothesis, test statistic, rejection region, types of error, and p-value
    4. Session 4: Normal Curve & Z-Score
      • Dates Offered: 10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021
      • Properties of a normal curve, interpretation regarding mean and standard deviation, computing z-scores, and using the z-table in the book
    5. Session 5: Computing Z-Score (Z-Test)
      • Dates Offered: 10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021
      • Test of Hypothesis about a population mean, when to use the z-test and when to use the t-test, and examples of each case
    6. Session 6: T-test Part 1
      • Dates Offered: 11/01/2021 - 11/05/2021
      • Introduction to independent samples (focusing on the formula for t-statistic, the effect size, and the interpretation of test results) and paired or dependent samples (focusing on the formula for t-statistic, effect size, and the interpretation of test results)
    7. Session 7: T-test Part 2
      • Dates Offered: 11/08/2021 - 11/12/2021 (University closed on 11/11/2021 for Veteran's Day)
      • Focus on problems relating to independent samples (focusing on the formula for t-statistic, the effect size, and the interpretation of test results) and paired or dependent samples (focusing on the formula for t-statistic, effect size, and the interpretation of test results)
    8. Session 8: ANOVA Part 1
      • Dates Offered: 11/15/2021 - 11/19/2021
      • Introduction to independent variables (IV), dependent variables (DV), rationale of method, partition of total variance, hypothesis, test-statistic, F- probability model, interpretation of test results
    9. Session 9: ANOVA Part 2
      • Dates Offered: 11/21/2021 - 12/03/2021 (University closed on 11/25/2021 & 11/26/2021 for the Thanksgiving Holiday)
      • Introduction to independent variables (IV), dependent variables (DV), rationale of method, partition of total variance, hypothesis, test-statistic, F- probability model, interpretation of test results
  • TLC Research Methods - Reading and Writing Workshop Series

    TLC Research Methods - Reading and Writing Series Syllabus

    Click HERE to schedule an appointment through your Panther Success Network.

    1. Session 1:  APA 7th Edition
      • Students will learn the style of APA formatting. Students will also learn how to cite and reference sources
      • SET 1 Dates: 9/13/202 - 9/17/2021
      • SET 2 Dates: 10/18/2021 - 10/22/2021
    2. Session 2:  Evaluating and Annotating
      • Students will learn how to evaluate and annotate research articles
      • SET 1 Dates: 9/20/2021 - 9/24/2021
      • SET 2 Dates: 10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021
    3. Session 3:  Incorporating Sources
      • Students will learn how to and when to paraphrase and summarize effectively
      • SET 1 Dates: 9/27/2021 - 10/01/2021
      • SET 2 Dates: 11/01/2021 - 11/05/2021
    4. Session 4:  Introduction to Grammar
      • Students will learn how to utilize elements of grammar and punctuation properly into their writing
      • SET 1 Dates: 10/04/2021 - 10/08/2021
      • SET 2 Dates: 11/08/2021 - 11/12/2021
    5. Session 5:  Peer Review
      • Students will learn how to utilize the checklist, self-rating rubric, and instructions appropriately to conduct an article critique
      • SET 1 Dates: 10/11/2021 - 10/15/2021
      • SET 2 Dates: 11/15/2021 - 11/19/2021
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  • Workshop Expectations
    1. Be prepared. Whether on Zoom or on campus, bring your textbook, syllabus, laptop and any pertinent materials related to the pace of the course. Rough drafts and data sets will be extremely helpful.
    2. Be on time. Sessions are one hour in length. The tutors need all of this time in order to provide each participant with the necessary attention and detail to their progress.
    3. Be responsible. Once you register for a workshop at the Center for Academic Success (CfAS) you are reserving a place that no other student can take. Be considerate with these workshops. Make sure that your tutor records your attendance. At the end of the semester these records will be submitted to your professor.
    4. Be receptive. The content of the workshops is intended help you throughout your research methods sequence. We would like as much feedback as possible respective to whether this is helping your understanding of the course.

Register

Workshop registration will take place on the Panther Success Network. Follow the steps below to register for the TLC for Research Methods 1 Statistical Series or Reading & Writing Series. Please keep in mind that PSN allows you to schedule one appointment at a time, you will have to follow the steps again if you want to schedule more than one TLC Research Methods 1 session. 

  • Login to the Panther Success Network
  • Click the blue Schedule an Appointment button on the right side of your Student Home page
  • Select the following options on the drop down menus:
    • Type of Appointment: Tutoring - Center for Academic Success
    • Why you'd like to see someone: TLC Research Methods - Statistics or TLC Research Methods - Reading & Writing
    • Click Find First Available
    • All locations will populate
  • On the next screen select an available time for the session you selected, then click the Next button.
  • Finally, make sure to write down appointment details -- including the Zoom information -- for the session you selected, and click the Confirm Appointment button.