Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 4910 - Research Methods in Psychology

(also COGST 4910 )
Spring. 4 credits.

Permission of instructor required. Co-meets with COGST 6910 /PSYCH 6910 .

V. Zayas.

Research methods are the tools that allow psychologists to test the validity of hypotheses. This course provides a survey of the methods used by scientists in personality and social psychology as well as related behavioral sciences to empirically test hypotheses. Specifically, this course will discuss the following topics: (1) philosophy of science; (2) research designs and methods; (3) data collection, analysis, and validity; (4) report writing; and (5) recurrent and emerging trends and issues in the field of research methods and quantitative analysis. Students concentrate on completing a small research project in which they conduct an experiment, interpret its data, and write up the results.

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