Week 4 (Research Methods & Experimental Design)

Our undergraduate scholars learn the basics of how to design and conduct experiments. The following topics are covered during this practicum:

1. Conceptual vs. Operational Variables
2. Independent Variable – Manipulation check
3. Dependent Variable – Floor/ceiling effects
4. Independent Groups Design - Randomization
5. Repeated Measures Design - Counterbalancing

Weeks 2 & 3 (Physio Boot Camp)

The second week of practicum is dedicated to basic training in acquiring and scoring physiological data. Our research scholars learn about electrocardiography (ECG) and electrodermal  activity (EDA), the two physiological measures most commonly used by the investigators at HDSL. Through hands-on training, they acquire various skills, including electrode hook-up, data acquisition using BioLab software, and data scoring.