Research Methods & Experience
PREREQUISITES: PSYCH-GA 2016 OR PSYCH-GA 2211 OR PSYCH-GA 2229 OR PSYCH-GA 2239.
This course provides instruction in a variety of methods and design issues when conducting research in psychology. Topics include the scientific method, experimental and correlational designs, internal and external validity, reliability and validity of measurement, writing in the style and format of APA guidelines, and research ethics. Students will write a paper using the principles of research methods taught in the class. The paper may be related to ongoing work being done with a research sponsor, or be related to a topic of interest to the student.