Psy 227 - Research Guide - Lab #2

Much of the class discussion and this guide focuses on your topic for Lab Report #1.

It's worth pointing out, though, that there is a method here that you can use for Lab Report #2, no matter what your topic is.

  1. Do your background work. Find a general book about your topic or consult a reference source first. In many cases, you'll be able to find the information you need to get started in an academic encyclopedia or via the Library's catalog.You can always ask your instructor or a librarian if there are key resources you should be aware of to establish a framework.
  2. Once you've developed a basic understanding of your topic - key terms, theories, ideas, etc. - move on to journal articles via the search engines on the "Articles & More" page on the Library's website. In this step, you're also reviewing the literature on your topic and seeing what experiments have already been tested and conclusions drawn.