This course provides you with an overview of how research is conducted in psychology. By the end of the course, you will become thoughtful, smart, and critical readers of social scientific research, while also having the basic skills to carry out a simple research project. We will survey different research methods commonly used in psychology, including survey methodology, experiments, and observations. You will learn how to turn an interest into a research question that is feasible for research, become familiar with the processes of proposal writing, citation practices, and peer-review process in psychological science, as well as research ethics.
1. Comprehend method descriptions in journal articles, and be able to critically evaluate research studies in terms of methodology.
2. Identify appropriate research design for a study appreciating the advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
3. Design an experiment; collect data and and make an analysis plan.
4. Design a survey; collect data and make an analysis plan.
5. Develop writing and research skills.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: Psychology , Fully In-Person , All courses
Tags: methods , survey , experiment , social science , Research , Data , Sociology , inquiry , psychology