Introduction

Wednesday, September 8th

Wednesday, September 8th

Introduction to Research

Tuesday, September 14th

Tuesday, September 14th

Quiz Questions

1. What is a research question?

Reading: Pages 37-40

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2. What are qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research designs?

Reading: Pages 4-8

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3. What are independent and dependent variables?

Reading: Pages 31-32

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4. What is a hypothesis?

Reading: Pages 37-40

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Reading: Chapter Two

1. What is a research question?

Reading: Pages 37-40

Watch: What is a research question?

2. What are qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research designs?

Reading: Pages 4-8

Watch: What are quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research designs?

3. What are independent and dependent variables?

Reading: Pages 31-32

Watch: What are independent and dependent variables?

4. What is a hypothesis?

Reading: Pages 37-40

Watch: What is a hypothesis?

Reading: Chapter Two

Designing a Research Study

Wednesday, September 15th

Wednesday, September 15th

Literature Review

Tuesday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 21st

Quiz Questions

1. What is a scientific literature review?

Reading: Pages 26-29

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2. What is the difference between primary research articles, review papers, and other forms of dissemination?

Reading: Pages 26-29

Watch: Research articles, review papers, and everything else

3. How do you assess journal quality?

Reading: Impact Factors

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4. How do you assess article quality?

Reading: Citation Counts

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Reading: Chapters One and Two

1. What is a scientific literature review?

Reading: Pages 26-29

Watch: What is a scientific literature review?

2. What is the difference between primary research articles, review papers, and other forms of dissemination?

Reading: Pages 26-29

Watch: Research articles, review papers, and everything else

3. How do you assess journal quality?

Reading: Impact Factors

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4. How do you assess article quality?

Reading: Citation Counts

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Reading: Chapters One and Two

Interpreting Research

Wednesday, September 22nd

Wednesday, September 22nd

Research Ethics

Tuesday, September 28th

Tuesday, September 28th

Quiz Questions

1. What are three of the research ethics guidelines established following the Nuremberg Trials?

Reading: Chapter Three

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2. What are two ethical guidelines that changed between the Nuremberg mandate and Helsinki?

Reading: Chapter Three

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3. What are the three overall principles that guide research in Canada?

Reading: Chapter Three

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4. What is informed consent and why it is important?

Reading: Chapter Three

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Reading: Chapter Three

1. What are three of the research ethics guidelines established following the Nuremberg Trials?

Reading: Chapter Three

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2. What are two ethical guidelines that changed between the Nuremberg mandate and Helsinki?

Reading: Chapter Three

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3. What are the three overall principles that guide research in Canada?

Reading: Chapter Three

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4. What is informed consent and why it is important?

Reading: Chapter Three

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Reading: Chapter Three

TCPS Core 2

Wednesday, September 29th

Wednesday, September 29th

Complete the TCPS2: Core module at the link below and send a copy of your certificate to Dr. Krigolson.

TCPS2: Core

TCPS2: Core

The Scientific Process

Tuesday, October 5th

Tuesday, October 5th

Quiz Questions

1. Outline the scientific process.

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2. What happens in the selection of sample, selection of variables, and data collection phases of the scientific process?

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3. What happens during data analysis?

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4. What is knowledge translation?

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Reading: Text, Chapters One and Two

1. Outline the scientific process.

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2. What happens in the selection of sample, selection of variables, and data collection phases of the scientific process?

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3. What happens during data analysis?

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4. What is knowledge translation?

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Reading: Text, Chapters One and Two

Qualitative Research Methods

Tuesday, October 12th

Tuesday, October 12th

Quiz Question

What are the four methods of collecting qualitative data?

1. Qualitative Methods: Interviews

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2. Qualitative Methods: Observation

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3. Qualitative Methods: Written Documents

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4. Qualitative Methods: Imagery

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Reading: Text, Chapters Seven and Eight

What are the four methods of collecting qualitative data?

1. Qualitative Methods: Interviews

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2. Qualitative Methods: Observation

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3. Qualitative Methods: Written Documents

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4. Qualitative Methods: Imagery

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Reading: Text, Chapters Seven and Eight

Quantitative Research Methods

Tuesday, October 19th

Tuesday, October 19th

Quiz Questions

1. What do we mean by internal and external validity?

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2. What is the difference between a between or within subjects research design?

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3. What are discrete and continuous data types?

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4. What are five different ways you can get samples?

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Reading: Chapters Four, Five, and Six

1. What do we mean by internal and external validity?

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2. What is the difference between a between or within subjects research design?

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3. What are discrete and continuous data types?

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4. What are five different ways you can get samples?

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Reading: Chapters Four, Five, and Six

Descriptive Statistics

Tuesday, October 26th

Tuesday, October 26th

Quiz Questions

1. What are the mean, median, and mode?

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2. What is the standard deviation?

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3. What is a 95% confidence interval?

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4. What is a box plot?

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Lecture Video

Lecture Slides

1. What are the mean, median, and mode?

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2. What is the standard deviation?

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3. What is a 95% confidence interval?

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4. What is a box plot?

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Lecture Video

Lecture Slides

Descriptive Statistics

Wednesday, October 27th

Wednesday, October 27th

Learning Outcomes

1. Be able to compute a mean in EXCEL / Sheets

2. Be able to compute a standard deviation in EXCEL / Sheets

3. Be able to compute a 95% confidence interval in EXCEL / Sheets

4. Be able to make a simple bar graph with error bars in EXCEL / Sheets

SAMPLE DATA

1. Be able to compute a mean in EXCEL / Sheets

2. Be able to compute a standard deviation in EXCEL / Sheets

3. Be able to compute a 95% confidence interval in EXCEL / Sheets

4. Be able to make a simple bar graph with error bars in EXCEL / Sheets

SAMPLE DATA

Z-Scores and T-Tests

Tuesday, November 2nd

Tuesday, November 2nd

Quiz Questions

1. What is a Z-Score?

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2. What is a single sample T-Test?

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3. What is an independent samples T-Test?

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4. What is a dependent samples T-Test?

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NB, for questions 2, 3, and 4 you do not need to know how to the math! In the video (it's the same for all three, start at 5:22 to get the definitions. Watch the rest for understanding. We will discuss all this in the lecture on Tuesday to understand how it all works. You just need to know the broad definitions for these four questions.

LECTURE SLIDES

1. What is a Z-Score?

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2. What is a single sample T-Test?

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3. What is an independent samples T-Test?

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4. What is a dependent samples T-Test?

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NB, for questions 2, 3, and 4 you do not need to know how to the math! In the video (it's the same for all three, start at 5:22 to get the definitions. Watch the rest for understanding. We will discuss all this in the lecture on Tuesday to understand how it all works. You just need to know the broad definitions for these four questions.

LECTURE SLIDES

Z-Scores and T-Tests: Practical

Wednesday, November 3rd

Wednesday, November 3rd

Download JASP HERE

Data Set 1

Data Set 2

Practical Assignment

Q1. You collect the data below from a sample of babies. The data reflects the mean age at which they walk. Does your sample mean differ from the population mean of 14?

Assignment Data 1

Q2. You take caloric data from a group of undergraduates below and after a month of intermittent fasting. Did the intermittent fasting reduce caloric intake?

Assignment Data 2

Q3. You take reaction time data from a group of people from BC and a group of people from Alberta. Did the reaction time differ between groups? How? NB, there is a trick to this question.

Assignment Data 3

For each question, report the appropriate tests of assumptions, the means, the confidence intervals, and the results of your statistical test.

Data Set 1

Data Set 2

Practical Assignment

Q1. You collect the data below from a sample of babies. The data reflects the mean age at which they walk. Does your sample mean differ from the population mean of 14?

Assignment Data 1

Q2. You take caloric data from a group of undergraduates below and after a month of intermittent fasting. Did the intermittent fasting reduce caloric intake?

Assignment Data 2

Q3. You take reaction time data from a group of people from BC and a group of people from Alberta. Did the reaction time differ between groups? How? NB, there is a trick to this question.

Assignment Data 3

For each question, report the appropriate tests of assumptions, the means, the confidence intervals, and the results of your statistical test.

Correlation and Regression

Tuesday, November 16th

Tuesday, November 16th

Quiz Questions

1. Explain what correlation is.

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2. Explain what regression is.

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3. How would you predict a value using regression?

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4. What is multiple regression.

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NB, as with t-tests, the point of these questions is to understand the techniques, not know all of the underlying math.

Lecture Slides

1. Explain what correlation is.

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2. Explain what regression is.

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3. How would you predict a value using regression?

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4. What is multiple regression.

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NB, as with t-tests, the point of these questions is to understand the techniques, not know all of the underlying math.

Lecture Slides

Correlation and Regression: Practical

Wednesday, November 17th

Wednesday, November 17th

Practice Data Set 1

Practice Data Set 2

Practical Assignment

Q1. Does income predict happiness? Download the sample data set HERE. What is the correlation between income and happiness? What is the 95% confidence interval of this correlation? Is the correlation significant.

Q2. Do you think there are any outliers in this data? Why? Why not? If so, remove the outliers and rerun the correlation. Does this improve the model?

Q3. What is the regression model for this data? As in, write out the y = mx + b format. Is the regression model significant. What similarities do you notice with the correlation results?

Q4. You find a new person outside of the data set with an income of $84000.00. What would you predict their happiness score to be using the regression model from Q3?

Practice Data Set 2

Practical Assignment

Q1. Does income predict happiness? Download the sample data set HERE. What is the correlation between income and happiness? What is the 95% confidence interval of this correlation? Is the correlation significant.

Q2. Do you think there are any outliers in this data? Why? Why not? If so, remove the outliers and rerun the correlation. Does this improve the model?

Q3. What is the regression model for this data? As in, write out the y = mx + b format. Is the regression model significant. What similarities do you notice with the correlation results?

Q4. You find a new person outside of the data set with an income of $84000.00. What would you predict their happiness score to be using the regression model from Q3?

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Tuesday, November 23rd

Tuesday, November 23rd

Quiz Questions

1. What is a ANOVA?

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2. What is a Post Hoc Test and why would you use it?

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3. What are the assumptions of ANOVA?

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4. What is a repeated measures ANOVA?

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NB, as with t-tests, the point of these questions is to understand the techniques, not know all of the underlying math.

Lecture Slides

1. What is a ANOVA?

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2. What is a Post Hoc Test and why would you use it?

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3. What are the assumptions of ANOVA?

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4. What is a repeated measures ANOVA?

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NB, as with t-tests, the point of these questions is to understand the techniques, not know all of the underlying math.

Lecture Slides

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): Practical

Wednesday, November 24th

Wednesday, November 24th

PracticeData

AssignmentData

Q1. Your assignment data is from three groups (young = 1, middle aged = 2, and elderly = 3) and reflects their caloric intake per day. Do these groups differ in terms of caloric intake? Report the results of the ANOVA.

Q2. Were the statistical assumptions of ANOVA met?

Q3. Choose a post-hoc test to further interpret the data. Report the results of this test.

AssignmentData

Q1. Your assignment data is from three groups (young = 1, middle aged = 2, and elderly = 3) and reflects their caloric intake per day. Do these groups differ in terms of caloric intake? Report the results of the ANOVA.

Q2. Were the statistical assumptions of ANOVA met?

Q3. Choose a post-hoc test to further interpret the data. Report the results of this test.

Knowledge Translation

Tuesday, November 30th

Tuesday, November 30th

Knowledge Translation: Practical

Wednesday, December 1st

Wednesday, December 1st

Read the following PAPER.

Activity

With a partner, write a knowledge translation piece for this paper for a press release. In no more than 200 words, explain the study using language and wording that anyone could understand - not just people with university degrees, but literally anyone. Email me your submission with both your names on it.

Activity

With a partner, write a knowledge translation piece for this paper for a press release. In no more than 200 words, explain the study using language and wording that anyone could understand - not just people with university degrees, but literally anyone. Email me your submission with both your names on it.