Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-123
This course is designed to explore the principles of behavioral science research and the rationale underlying various research methodologies. The course will take a hands-on approach to research design, data collection, and data analysis. Students will learn how to understand and critically evaluate original research reports, independently design and execute psychological investigations, and write scientific reports in APA format. Topics include the reliability and validity of measures, content analysis, correlational designs, randomized experiments and causal inference, experimental control, and ethical considerations. Time in class will be split between lectures, small group exercises and design of research projects, and data analysis using SPSS.
Requisite: PSYC 122. Limited to 20 students. Fall semester: Professor Turgeon. Spring semester: Professors Demorest and Palmquist.
If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Psychology majors who have taken Psych 122. Priority will be given to junior majors over sophomore majors.
Offerings2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015