Research Methods in Psychopathology|
How do psychological researchers study unusual and distressing human experiences? This combined laboratory and lecture/discussion course provides an introduction to methods used in the study of clinical and subclinical phenomena. With an emphasis on methodological pluralism in the 'psy' disciplines, the course covers both quantitative and qualitative approaches, exploring the intersections between diverse modes of inquiry. Throughout the semester, students conduct an independent research project on a psychological topic of their choosing, proceeding through each stage of the research process. Along the way, we consider the historical context of psychological science, as well as contemporary debates about the nature of psychopathology. We also think critically about the relationship between research methods and the topic(s) under investigation, asking questions such as: Why do psychologists use the methods that they use? How is research in psychology different from research in the other sciences and humanities?
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Creswell, J. W. (2014). Research design: Creswell, J. W. (2014). RESEARCH DESIGN: QUALITATIVE, QUANTITATIVE, AND MIXED METHODS APPROACHES (4th ed.). Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publications.
Additional readings will be provided on Moodle. Sample readings:
Davidson, L., Stayner, D. A., Lambert, S., Smith, P., & Sledge, W. H. (1997). PHENOMENOLOGICAL AND PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA: RECOVERING THE PERSON IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. Journal of Social Issues, 53, 767-784.
Haverkamp, B. E. (2005). ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY. Journal of Counseling
Psychology, 52, 146-155.
Whaley, A. L. (2002). THE CULTURALLY-SENSITIVE DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW RESEARCH PROJECT: A STUDY ON THE PSYCHIATRIC MISDIAGNOSIS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PATIENTS. African American Research Perspectives, 8, 57¿66.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two brief quizzes; Human Subjects Certification; Consent form and Mock IRB; Paper 1 (Introduction); Paper 2 (Method); Paper 3 (Results); Paper 4 (Discussion); Presentation; Final paper
|Instructor(s): Kamens,Sarah R. Times: ....R.. 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 7||FR: 8|
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