Cognitive Science | Experimental Methods in Cognitive Science
Q560 | 25578 | Dr. Michael Jones
Q560: Experimental Methods in Cognitive Science
Fall, 2007; Tues/Thurs 4-5:15
Instructor: Dr. Michael Jones
Office: PY 357
Q560 is aimed at Cognitive Science graduate students who do not have
a strong background in research methodology and statistical methods.
The course will focus on experimental and non-experimental design,
computer programming for simple experiments, critical evaluation of
research literature, basic concepts of probability and inferential
statistics, and bootstrapping and randomization techniques.
The course will be partially lecture-based, and partially hands-on,
emphasizing the use of computers for designing experiments,
presenting stimuli, and collecting behavioral measures, as well as
data analysis (SPSS, Excel). No previous programming experience is
required. The class will be a combination of instructor-led lectures
and student-led presentations of experimental projects and
contemporary examples from the research literature. There will be no
textbook and no final exam.
If you have taken P553/554 or can present evidence of completing a
previous comparable course, you will be waived from taking this
course to fulfill your Cognitive Science requirements. Most
Psychology majors fall into this category.