APL Lab Associate Materials

Lab Syllabus - This gives you all the information about being in the lab and being a lab associate.

Time Log Sheet - This is what an associate fills out to document the hours they complete in the lab.

IRB Training - This is a presentation that explains what the IRB is, why you need IRB training, and where to go to get IRB training.

Article Summary Sheet - Use this sheet when completing article reviews.

Article #1 (Dula & Geller, 2007) - This is the 1st article associates are required to review.

Article #2 (Dula & Geller, 2004) - This is the 2nd article associates are required to review.

Article #3 (Willemsen et al., 2008) - This is the 3rd article associates are required to review.

Topic Material #2 - Literature Search and Review - This document explains how to properly conduct a literature search and review.

Topic Material #3 - Paper and Poster Presentations - This presentation explains the components of paper and poster presentations and the differences between them.

Topic Material #4 - Research Design - This document explains the components of research design such as types of experiments, variables, types of design, etc.

Topic Material #5 - Descriptive Statistics - This presentation explains topics of descriptive statistics such as measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, skew, kurtosis, etc.


Statistical Tests Materials

Choosing Statistical Procedures - This will help you to decide which statistical procedure is appropriate to use.

    1. Correlation - This explains what a correlational statistical test is used for and how to compute it in SPSS.

    2. Chi-Square - This explains what a Chi-Square statistical test is used for and how to compute it in SPSS.

    3. t-test - This explains what an independent and dependent t-test are used for and how to compute them in SPSS.

    4. ANOVA - This explains what an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistical test is used for and how to compute it in SPSS.

    5. Variations of ANOVA - This explains what Repeated Measures ANOVA and Factorial ANOVA statistical tests are used for and how to compute them in SPSS.

    6. Mann-Whitney U & Wilcoxon - This explains what a Chi-Square statistical test is used for and how to compute it in SPSS.

    7. Kruskal-Wallis & Friedman - This explains what the Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman statistical tests are used for and how to compute them in SPSS.



APA Materials

APA - In Text Citations - This explains how to correctly cite author(s) in a presentation.

APA - Title Page - This explains the components of a title page.

APA - Reducing Bias in Language - This explains how to reduce the chance of bias in a presentation by using appropriate descriptions for various participant groups.

APA Style Guide - This explains each section of a poster/paper presentation in depth.

APA Grammar - This covers parts of speech such as verbs, pronouns, and adverbs, pronouns, and conjuctions.

APA Style Hourglass - This examines and briefly describes the objective of each part of a poster/paper presentation.



Advanced Lecture Materials

Research Variables - This covers basic research terms and definitions.

Scales of Measurement - This explains the different scales of measurement used in statistics.

Testing Hypotheses - This explains different concepts relating to the hypothesis of an experiment as well as the concept of the normal curve.

Creating Graphs - This explains how to create different graphs including histograms, line graphs, and bar charts.

Entering Data in SPSS - This briefly explains how to create and properly label variables in SPSS.

Manipulating Variables in SPSS - This explains different procedures used to manipulate variables as well as biased response styles.

Topic Selection - This explains different procedures used to manipulate variables as well as biased response styles.

Hypothesis Formulation - This explains different procedures used to manipulate variables as well as biased response styles.

Other Materials

Writing a Personal Statement - This offers some tips on how to construct a proper personal statement.

Graduate School - This explains the components that are involved in applying to graduate school.