This course provides an introduction to the research methods and data analyses used in the study of psychology. Students will gain an understanding of research methods and design through a combination of readings, lectures, class discussions, and hands-on laboratory experience. Students will work both individually and in groups to design and conduct observational studies, surveys, and experiments. There will be a strong emphasis on learning to present research results in different ways. Ethical issues will be discussed at each stage of the research process, and students will develop their ability to assess research critically. This course has a choice of labs; students must register separately for a lab. Prerequisite: PSY 203 or equivalent.
- Spring 2019 Syllabus
- Morling (2015). Research Methods (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton.
- InQuizitive online access from W.W. Norton.
- American Psychological Association (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
- Additional materials posted on Moodle