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Term : Summer 2024
Catalog Year : 2023-2024

PSY 304W - Advanced Research Methods In Psychology

Description: This course will further your understanding of research principles in psychological science that were introduced in PSY 290 (Research Methods in Psychology), with an emphasis on learning about, evaluating, and applying the methods and techniques used to conduct and report psychological research. You will review basic research methods before covering advanced topics in research design, methodology, measurement, and statistical analysis. Goals of this course include: (1) honing written communication skills, and (2) refining scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills in the field of psychology. This junior-level writing course is aligned with the second (Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking) and fourth (Communication) learning goals of the BS in Psychological Sciences. This course emphasizes the essential skill of effective writing through its principal assignment, a group research project that results in a professional poster and oral presentation, and individually written APA style research paper. The individual research paper reinforces basic written communication skills and the development of scientific writing skills within the discipline of psychology. The paper is written in sequential sections (abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, tables/figures, references, appendices) and students receive feedback on and revise each section of the paper. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

No sections currently offered.

Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Effective Writing

Prerequisite: PSY 202; (PSY 230 or PSY 231); (PSY 290 or PSY 302W); and (Foundation English Requirement