Research I: Methods

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Course No: PSYC.2690-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13284; SIS Term: 2810
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

An introductory course on the fundamentals of empirical research in psychological science. Instruction will promote understanding and competence in the basic vocabulary of psychological research, addressing information literacy, measurement, reliability, and validity in observed variables and unobserved constructs. Students will learn critical components of experimental, quasi-experimental, and correlational designs, as well as the basics of descriptive statistics, hypothesis and statistical testing, and matching design to analysis strategies. Students will demonstrate this knowledge through he preparation of a research proposal. Finally, this course will provide students a strong basis from which to pursue advanced coursework in a variety of methodological approaches to psychological research. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PSYC.1010 and Sophmore Status
  • Special Notes:
  • Section Notes: P: PSYC.1010 or equivalent;
  • Core Codes: SS, IL, AMST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Doreen Arcus
  • UMass Lowell Bookstore

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2018: Sep 05 to Dec 09
  • Chat Hours: Wed 9-10pm*
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: B.A. in Psychology

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