Research Methods and Design in the Behavioral Sciences|
This course will provide students with an overview of the scientific methods used in the behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on design and analysis. The course combines lecture and discussion to critically evaluate basic and applied research. Students will also design and implement an observational study, collect and analyze data, and report the results of their study using guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association.
Designing, Creating and Realizing: Students will design and implement their own observational study, analyze data, and report and interpret their findings.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Research methods textbook and selected journal articles.
Bordens, K.S. & Abbott, B.B., RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS, 7TH EDITION, New York, NY, McGraw Hill (2008).
American Psychological Association, PUBLICATION MANUAL OF THE AMERICAN PYSCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 6TH EDITION, Washington, DC, 2009.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three to four in-class assignments, midterm and final, research proposal, research paper and presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Must have taken an approved statistics course.
|Instructor(s): Germo,Gary Richard Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SCIE72; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 8||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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