Credit hours: 3
Prerequisites: Psych 1100
|Research Methods in Psychology||Beth Morling||Norton||978-0-393-93546-2|
Course Objectives: Psych 2300 is a mandatory requirement for the BA and BS degrees in psychology. The course focuses on the key skills required to both consume and conduct responsible and valid scientific research. This course will be especially useful to students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in psychology; however, the principles and methods covered in the course will be generally useful to a wide range of careers.
Course Content: The course covers all of the basic topics that relate to psychological methodology. These include behavioral variability, measurement, basic research designs, data presentation and analysis, and ethics.
Method of Presentation: Lecture and discussion.
Method of Evaluation: Final grades are typically based on in-class quizzes, take-home exams, and a research proposal.