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Research for the Behavorial Science (PSY 240)

Term: 2017-2018 Academic Year Fall


Denise Bump
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Tue, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (8/28/2017 - 12/8/2017) Location: TOWA


This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavioral science research with a focus on the principles that guide the research process, the elements of research design, how to read and critique research articles, and how to conduct a literature review for a research project. Students will learn to identify and select testable research problems, develop hypotheses and research designs, analyze data, and write a research paper using APA style. ( 3 Credits) Prerequisites: PSY140 and PSY105


PSY 240
1. Generate hypothesis, draft research plans, define and measure variables, select research designs, create research procedures, select outcome measures, and present results using APA style
2. Develop an enhanced ability to critically evaluate research that has been conducted in the behavioral sciences
3. Use descriptive and inferential statistics to evaluate data

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