ERIC Number: ED322892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Computerized Laboratories in an Undergraduate Psychology Department.
Brazier, Mary M.
A computer project sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant was completed in the psychology department at Loyola University. The purpose of the project was to upgrade existing laboratory equipment in both the operant learning and sensation/perception laboratories, to provide equipment for a cognition laboratory, and to allow increased and more varied opportunities for student research in these areas. Software packages were chosen for their psychology experiment programs as well as their statistical, word processing, and graphics capabilities. The results of this project include: (1) the development of new laboratory courses; (2) an increase in the number of student research projects conducted; (3) the collection and utilization of more complex and detailed data; (4) increased flexibility of lab activities and procedures; and (5) changes in the students' research skill level, comprehension level, and computer expertise, as well as the quality of their projects and presentations. A syllabus for a cognition laboratory course is included. (25 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
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