PSYCH 504

Research Design

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Overview of designs used in psychotherapeutic literature, emphasizing critical analysis of empirical research.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 12: A, B, C, D, E, P, T, I (Inclusive grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Concurrent enrollment in Psych 501.

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1. Understanding of research design and methodology

Learning Outcome

Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of research design and methodology, and the thinking skills to develop and critique a research design.Measurement: This will be measured by exams and writing assignments.

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3. Working knowledge of APA ethical standards for research

Learning Outcome

Students will acquire a working knowledge of APA ethical standards for research with humans and animals.Measurement: This will be measured by in class conversations about the required reading, exams and assignments.

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2. Learn to use research design principles in own research

Learning Outcome

Students will learn to use research design principles in conducting their own research.Measurement: This will be measured by exams and writing assignments.

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4. Skill in developing and critiquing study design

Learning Outcome

Students will acquire skill in developing and critiquing a study from the standpoint of design and methodology. Measurement: This will be measured by exams and assignments.