RES310 Applied Research Methods in Psychology
Psychologists ask questions about the nature and causes of behavior. They seek explanations by posing theories and testing them through valid research methods. Building on the skills developed in the Introduction to Social Science Research, this course provides hands-on practice with some of the most common methods of both quantitative and qualitative research employed by psychologists. Students begin by formulating a question for research or inquiry. They identify and review a small sample of relevant literature in the field and propose either a qualitative or quantitative methodology. The emphasis of this course is not on preparing students to be professional at research, but to be intelligent consumers of data and discerning critics or supporters of research, in order to shape their practice or professional work in any field of endeavor.
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