Spring 2024

Research Methods

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-200


Amy P. Demorest (Section 01)


This course is designed to explore the principles of behavioral science research and the rationale underlying various research methodologies. The course will take a hands-on approach to research design, data collection, and data analysis. Students will learn how to understand and critically evaluate original research reports, independently design and execute psychological investigations, and write scientific reports in APA format. Topics include the reliability and validity of measures, content analysis, correlational designs, randomized experiments and causal inference, experimental control, and ethical considerations. Time in class will be split between lectures, small group exercises and design of research projects, and data analysis using SPSS.

Requisite: PSYC 122. Limited to 18 students.  Spring semester: Professor Demorest.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to Psychology majors who have taken Psych 122. Priority will be given to junior majors over sophomore majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Quantitative Reasoning.

PSYC 200 - LEC

Section 01
W 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM SCCE D303


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2024