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PSYC 465 (Musial): Experimental Psychology

Research Guide for Dr. Musial's section of the PSYC 465 course

When is Nadine Anderson, your Librarian, Available?

Email Nadine at nfanders@umich.edu with your research questions and/or to set up a meeting. During the semester I am available online from Sunday to Thursday. I do not engage in work emails outside of these days or holidays.

Welcome!

This guide will help you with your course research assignments

  1. Go to Online Library Access for help and instructions on accessing library databases, articles, and ebooks online

Scientific Experiment Article Analysis

  1. Go to Find Psychology Articles to find articles from peer-reviewed Psychology journals in PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES about your research area
  2. Go to Find Interdisciplinary Articles to find articles using Mardigian Search if you have an interdisciplinary research area
  3. Go to Read & Analyze Your Articles to find key information in your research articles for your article summaries
  4. Go to Use Your Articles for guidelines and instructions on using your articles to build your Introduction and Discussion sections
  5. Go to Cite & Write in APA for help putting together your citations and References List in APA Style
    • follow the Quick Reference Guide, In-Text Citations and Journal Articles links for guidelines and templates 
    • follow the Create an APA References List link and use the References list at the end of the Sample Student Paper

Major Scientific Experiment Writing Assignment

  1. Go to Find Psychology Articles to find articles from peer-reviewed Psychology journals n PsycINFO and PsycARTICLES about your research area or your Introduction and Discussion sections
  2. Go to Find Interdisciplinary Articles to find articles using Mardigian Search if you have an interdisciplinary research area
  3. Go to Use Your Articles for guidelines and instructions on using your articles to build your evidence, arguments and conclusions about your research findings for your Discussion section
  4. Go to Cite & Write in APA for help putting together your citations and References List in APA Style
    • follow the Quick Reference Guide, In-Text Citations and Journal Articles links for guidelines and templates 
    • follow the Create an APA References List link and use the References list at the end of the Sample Student Paper
  5. Go to Put Together Your Scientific Experiment Paper and use the guidelines to put together each section of your paper

Human Subjects Research & The IRB Application Process

You cannot collect data or run analyses without Institutional Research Board (IRB) approval for any planned research involving human subjects. Go to the eResearch Regulatory Management Human Subjects application page and click on the Human Subjects Study Application button in the upper left margin to start a new application.

Office Of Research Help Guides

For questions regarding IRB application requirements (e.g., policy, procedure, science), contact IRB Health Sciences and Behavioral Sciences, by email at irbhsbs@umich.edu or by phone at (734) 936-0933.

Research Project Design & Writing

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Print Books

  • Click on the book title link for info on the book's Call Number and library availability. 
  • If you need help finding a book on the library's shelves, feel free to ask for help at the Library Info Desk

Ebooks

  • Click on the title link to open the ebook (click on Access web version on the landing page)
  • Go to Online Library Access for instructions on how to access library ebooks and what to do when you can't
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