Fall 2022

Research Methods

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-200

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Amy P. Demorest (Section 01)

Description

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 18 students. Fall semester: Professor Turgeon.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to Psychology majors who have taken Psych 122. Priority will be given to junior majors over sophomore majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Quantitative Reasoning.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Psychology majors who have taken Psych 122. Priority will be given to junior majors over sophomore majors.

Offerings

2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022