psy335 | undergraduate

Research Methods

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This course covers the fundamentals of research and evaluation in the field of psychology. Topics include critical analysis of research literature, quantitative methodologies, and an introduction to qualitative methods. Emphasis will be placed on understanding connections between research design, theories, and the application of results in psychology. Legal and ethical issues pertaining to research with human subjects will also be covered.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Literature Reviews, Non-Experimental Research Methods: Descriptive and Relational Research

    • Discriminate among descriptive research methods.
    • Critically evaluate literature reviews in psychological research.
    • Demonstrate the ability to interpret correlational research results.
    • Justify the use of relational research.

    Basics of Research Development

    • Explain the typical research process and the criteria for a testable hypothesis.
    • Develop effective research questions.
    • Identify the ethical guidelines for researchers.
    • Explain the purpose and application of psychological research.

    Experimental Research Methods

    • Discriminate between descriptive and inferential research.
    • Evaluate the advantages and limitations of experimental research.
    • Describe the types of variables in experimental research.
    • Differentiate between the types of validity and reliability.

    Experimental Designs

    • Evaluate various types of experimental designs.
    • Discriminate between experimental and quasi experimental.

    Interpreting and Reporting the Results of Research

    • Evaluate fallacies in interpreting research results.
    • Explain the role of converging operations to validate findings.
    • Demonstrate appropriate use of APA guidelines when reporting research.
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