University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    May 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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PSY 240 - Introduction to Research Methods

(3 units) CO12
Major techniques and problems encountered in both survey and experimental research in the behavioral sciences.

Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. be prove themselves critical consumers of information by evaluating knowledge claims encountered in both the scientific and popular media.
2. identify and address common ethical issues in research.
3. identify and analyze an ethical issue in psychology research.
4. identify multiple ethical interests in real world psychology research with human subjects.
5. identify a range of methods of data collection, and understand their relative advantages/disadvantages.
6. understand factors that determine how we design experiments, how to identify dependent and independent variables, determine what scale of measurement applies to the dependent variable, and how research data is described, presented, and organized.
7. explain the theory and rationale of hypothesis testing and fundamental concepts in statistical analysis.

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