Description: Research methods in psychology is designed to teach students about the research principles in psychological science with the primary goal of the course being to learn about and evaluate the processes and methods used to conduct psychological research. The focus of this course is on the consumption of psychological science. Students will be familiarized with scientific reasoning, basic research designs and methodology, historical and contemporary issues in research ethics, measurement, and application and interpretation of appropriate statistical tests. In addition, this course teaches basic writing skills for psychological research as well as critical thinking skills. The skills you obtain during this course will prepare you for advance coursework in psychology. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Summer 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Prerequisite: (PSY 101 and PSY 230) or International Exchange Student Group