Goal 4. Information and Technological Literacy - Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

Suggested Learning Outcomes - Students will be able to:
4.1 Demonstrate information competence at each stage in the following process:
    a. Formulate a researchable topic that can be supported by database search strategies
    b. Locate and, choose relevant sources from appropriate media, which may include data and perspectives outside traditional psychology and Western boundaries
    c. Use selected sources after evaluating their suitability based on
        --appropriateness, accuracy, quality, and value of the source
        --potential bias of the source
        --the relative value of primary versus secondary sources, empirical versus non-empirical sources, and peer-reviewed versus nonpeer-reviewed sources
    d. Read and accurately summarize the general scientific literature of psychology
4.2 Use appropriate software to produce understandable reports of the psychological literature, methods, and statistical and qualitative analyses in APA or other appropriate style, including graphic representations of data.
4.3 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.
    a. Quote, paraphrase, and cite correctly from a variety of media sources
    b. Define and avoid plagiarism
    c. Avoid distorting statistical results
    d. Honor commercial and intellectual copyrights
4.4 Demonstrate these computer skills:
    a. Use basic word processing, database, email, spreadsheet, and data analysis programs
    b. Search the World Wide Web for high quality information
    c. Use proper etiquette and security safeguards when communicating through email

 

Goal 5 - Communication Skills