NPSY

2701

Research Methods I

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Research Methods I

Fall 2020

Taught By: Pantea Farvid

Section: A

CRN: 7454

Credits: 4

Studying and applying psychology requires learning research methods within the discipline. In this course, we start by covering the paradigms that guide various forms of psychological research, before covering the principles of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research. Then the basics of observational, interview, focus group, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies in psychology are covered, as well as various other forms of data collection and data analysis. Illustrative research projects and examples from the instructor’s own research and others within psychology are used to bring the various research methods to life. Topics include the development of (social and/or theoretical) rationales for research studies, how to define appropriate research questions and hypotheses, what makes for rigorous qualitative research, internal and external validity, evaluation of bias, reflexivity, and the main research design types and features. Students learn how to think critically about research from both conceptual and applied perspectives. Lastly, students are introduced to ethics in psychological research as well as best practice report writing in psychology. This is a core and required course for psychology majors, but does not require any previous research methods experience and is open to non-psychology students.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Laboratory (B)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:05pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020