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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology

Addresses basic experimental and non-experimental research designs and strategies, as well as the APA-approved professional writing style. Includes both lecture and laboratory experiences. PSY 362 is a recommended co-requisite.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Summarize the steps of the psychological research process
  • Compare scientific and nonscientific approaches to knowledge
  • Describe the process of constructing and testing psychological theory as well as the characteristics of a good theory
  • Describe the characteristics, advantages, and limitations of research methods used in psychological research including correlational and quasi-experimental designs
  • Identify one or more advantages of a complex experimental design
  • Construct a “researchable” question that pertains to your interests
  • Develop a research question into a specific hypothesis that relates two or more operationally defined variables
  • Describe research designs appropriate to a behavioral research question
  • Identify potential threats to internal and external validity in reported behavioral research
  • Use computer databases to generate a list of relevant sources on a topic
  • Identify and address relevant ethical issues in the treatment of human and animal participants in a specific proposed behavioral research project
  • Write professionally using APA style

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