PSY 270 Research Methods and Data Analysis I

4 credits, Fall and Spring

Introduces students to the basic principles of research in Psychology and the conduct and analysis of descriptive and correlational research. This course focuses on the scientific method, the role of systematic observation, the selection of appropriate research designs, ethical considerations in research, descriptive and correlational research methods, the use of descriptive statistical procedures to analyze and interpret research results, and how to report results in APA style. Students use SPSS to conduct descriptive data analyses.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C-" or better in PSY 101, PSY 200, and MATH 140 or permission of instructor

General Education: Social Science