PSYC 3013 – PSYCHO RSCH II – Section W1


Course Description –
Students are able to design and implement an original research project. Students collect data, analyze those data, and communicate the results via a report written using the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

Pre-requisite –

  • PSYC 1101; BHSC 2300; PSYC 3003; Junior Status; or Permission of Instructor

Required Course Resources –
Ray, W. J. (2012). Methods Toward a Science of Behavior and Experience (10th ed.).
Belmont CA: Thomson Wadsworth
ISBN-10: 1111521158; ISBN-13: 9781111521158

(Access to American Psychological Association Publication manual of the American psychological association (Latest ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association ISBN:1-4338-0561-8

Statement of Learning Outcomes –
On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand fundamental concepts of research design.
  2. Apply the principles of research design to human behavior.
  3. Identify the appropriate statistical test used for a specific design.
  4. Design a research study that addresses important issues in psychology.
  5. Interpret results of a study
  6. Adequate knowledge of APA format and style.

Course Objectives –

  1. To further the students’ understanding of the role of research in psychology.
  2. To improve oral and writing skills as to prepare the student for a career in psychology.
  3. To introduce the student to SPSS for purpose of data analysis.
  4. Overall understanding of the relation between statistics and research methods.
  5. To improve understanding of the research process including the development of the research proposal, IRB, interpretation of results, and ethical consideration.

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