PSY 390 Advanced Research Methods

3 credits, Fall and Spring

Provides students an opportunity to develop and conduct a scientific research project with a faculty member as mentor. The project must apply psychological research methods and data analysis to a selected scientific problem. Under the direction of the faculty mentor, students, individually or in small groups, perform original research. Emphasis is on honing oral and written communication skills and applied research skills within the context of scientific inquiry. Requirements include preparing a research project proposal, delivering oral presentations, writing a scientific research paper, and creating and presenting a formal research poster.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C-" or better in PSY 270 and PSY 343, at least junior status, permission of faculty member supervising students and permission of department chair