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.
Generate research questions, and identify the appropriate method for the kind of question asked.
Recognize different types of claims, and their epistemological underpinnings, as well as the relationship between claim types and methods.
Assess research articles’ merits based on their use of the methodology.
Design different kinds of projects implementing different methodologies.
Develop research and writing skills.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 22
Course Frequency: Once a year
Categories: 2000 , All courses , Four Credit , Fully In-Person , Psychology
Tags: epistemology , ethnography , experiment , method , observation , philosophy , politics , psychology , quantitative , research , science , sexuality , survey