Research I: Methods

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Course No: PSYC.2690-031; SIS Class Nbr: 9998; SIS Term: 2830
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
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  • Core Codes: SS, IL, AMST
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Doreen Arcus
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2019: Jan 22 to May 05
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.A. in Psychology

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