Frequently Asked Questions
The MSCD Psychology Research Club provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience planning, conducting, and presenting research, including:
Deciding on a research question
How to design a scientific experiment
How to write a study proposal
How to submit a proposal to the Internal Review Board for human subjects approval
Writing an abstract for presentation at a conference
Poster and spoken research presentations
Submitting an article to a peer-reviewed journal for publication
Anyone interested in research in any way is more than welcomed to join. For those considering graduate school, learning about research, giving presentations, and writing APA papers are invaluable skills for increasing your chances of getting in.
You will learn how to assign and complete tasks with a larger group, implement and refine your knowledge of experimental design, gain experience in research, and provide an opportunity for the faculty advisor to get to know you which helps tremendously when you need letters of recommendation!
Traditionally only those who have taken research methods I and have a 3.0 GPA have been allowed to join in the past. However, the current faculty advisor for the club believes that anyone with an interest in research should be given an opportunity to join. If you would like to find out more details, feel free to contact the current faculty advisor, Dr. David Andresen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the faculty mentor (email@example.com), show up to a meeting (the meeting schedule will be posted on the Psychology Club posting board across from the Psychology Dept), or talk to someone who is in the club! Members pay $15 in dues for a full year which covers the materials we will use for the research.
Yep! This is a great way to get into research at Metro, and if you like it you might want to become involved in the many research projects of the psychology faculty.
You should at least be able to make most of the meetings. Beyond that, you will be assigned tasks and responsibilities that fit your time schedule, experiences, and abilities. The more time you can commit, the more you will learn, and the more you will get out of being part of the club!
For now, contact the faculty mentor for the club: Dr. David Andresen at firstname.lastname@example.org.