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 advanced coursework in psychology. Letter grade only.
Sections offered: Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Prerequisite: PSY 230