This course is an overview of the fundamentals of research methods applicable to the broad field of psychology. Topics include research design, quantitative and qualitative forms of analysis, ethical issues in research, and appropriate documentation of research processes and outcomes. Students become critical evaluators of research, with emphasis placed on engaging the students in analytical reading of research literature in psychology and the application of skills in conducting primary behavioral research.
Explain the impact of trends on research in the field of psychology.
Explain the different methods that can be used to analyze and report research.
Explain the importance of quasi-experimental designs.
Compare and contrast single-case and small-N research designs.
Compare and contrast descriptive and inferential statistics.
Design a research study utilizing experimental research methods.
Analyze experimental research methods.
Descriptive Research Methods
Design a research study utilizing descriptive research methods.
Analyze descriptive research methods.
Introduction to Research
Conduct a literature review.
Evaluate ethical issues in the field of psychological research.
Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data.
Explain the scientific method.
Examine fundamental concepts of research methodology in the field of psychology.
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