Course Specific Research Support for PSY 202A: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Introduction to Psychology - Part 2 course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Design and completion of research projects"

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Develop a specific topic statement
  • Identify synonyms to use in a search strategy
  • Identify perspective and point-of-view in information sources

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for 202A

1. Search for reliable information sources on a specific topic using library databases and scholarly web-based sources

2. Narrow topic to a research question based on available reliable sources

3. Identify relevant consumer information from published, government, or organization sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Differentiate published, vetted information sources from biased or commercial sources

2. Analyze a topic area to devise a researchable question

3. Compare information providers and identify reliable sources of information

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage

 

Connecting to 
College

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.

 

 

Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.

 

Information
Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.

 

PSY201A
​PSY202A

 

Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

PSY 239
Inquiry and Exploration for
Research

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

PSY 215
Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.

 

Librarian Liaison to the Psychology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Tony Greiner,  Librarian at the Cascade campus

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To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger