An advanced study of the statistical, ethical, and practical aspects of experimental research design, implementation, and analysis. Research Methods is designed to provide students with experience and information about research methods used in Psychology and the behavioral sciences. Students will learn how to study human brain processes by observing human behavior using established scientific principles. The course will consist of lecture, discussion and research sessions. The lecture and discussion portions of the courses will be devoted to presenting background material associated with various concepts and topics that are essential to understanding and conducting psychological research. The research portion of the courses is devoted to illustrating and providing hands-on experience with many of these concepts and topics. Some areas that will be explored included: ethics, data interpretation, experimental design and planning, conducting and presenting research based on student ideas. Prerequisites: (All with “C-“: letter grade or higher) PSY 11103, PSY 21503.
Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.