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PSY361 Research Methods

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Students will develop skills on literature search, critical review of empirical articles, hypothesis formulation, and APA writing, among others. Students will acquire skills in quantitative research and qualitative methods of data collection. The course will also cover main research designs in psychology (e.g., correlational and experimental), and issues on ethics, sampling, and reliability and validity of psychological studies. Students will design and implement a small-scale research study and will be introduced to different ways to analyze data using the SPSS statistical package and report results. The course combines both lectures and lab-based sessions.

Prerequisite: PSY201 Introduction to Psychology and STA302 Introduction to Statistics in Social Sciences
Co-requisite: ENG202 Advanced Academic English