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Research Methods in Psychology

Apr 29, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024
2 credits

$480 Enroll

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Course Description: This course will explore the principles and techniques associated with conducting research in the behavioral sciences with a special emphasis on critical thinking skills.

Goals: At the completion of this course you will be able to critically evaluate the research of others and develop studies of your own

Specific Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature of scientific inquiry in Psychology.
  2. Discuss fundamental concepts related to psychological research including, but not limited to: causal inference, sampling, reliability, validity, and statistical analysis.
  3. Think critically and evaluate the validity of conclusions in the scientific literature
  4. Engage students in collaborative, scientific discussions.

Instructional Strategy: This is an asynchronous on-line course that will utilize a series of readings and assignments to facilitate our specific learning outcomes. This course is not guided by the Instructor.

Required Textbook: 

Kazdin, A. E. (Ed.). (2024). Research Design In Clinical Psychology. Boston: Pearson (6th ed.).

Apr 29 ~ Aug 4, 2024


Recomended at least 8 weeks prior to end of the term.

Course Type:

Guided Independent Study

Instructor Information: 

Dr. Lisa Ware