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PSYC 201 - Research Methods in Psychology

This course is designed as an introductory course in research methods in psychology. It will concentrate on the student’s development of critical thinking skills through developing hypotheses, designing research strategies and data collection tools, analysis and interpretation of descriptive and inferential statistical results, and research report writing.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15



PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology I and PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction to the Course
- How to Conduct Library Research
- How to Conduct Ethical research
- Defining Components of Research
- Basics of Measurements
- Non-Experimental Research Techniques
- Tutorial on Writing Research Papers
- Designing and Conducting Experimental Research
- Interpretations of Research Results
- Interpretations of Correlations
- Statistical Inferences

- Summary of the Course


Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Explain main characteristics of scientific research
- Effectively apply different methods of research
- Demonstrate ability to ask research questions, formulate hypothesis, choose method of investigation, collect, analyze and interpret data
- Apply APA guidelines of ethical research

- Write research reports in APA style


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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