Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Research Methods in Psychology
In this course, students gain an understanding of the methods psychologists use to study the mind and behavior. It prepares students for advanced courses and independent research projects. It covers research ethics, basic concepts of measurement and sampling, and research designs. This includes experimental and quasi-experimental designs, naturalistic observation, questionnaires, case studies, and structured interviews. As part of their work in the course, students write and present a research proposal on a topic of interest.