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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY320 Research Methods & Statistics (3 cr.)

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop knowledge and basic skills associated with research, including reading research, collecting data, interpreting data analysis, and reporting results. Emphasis is placed on experimental design, interpretation of statistics, and reporting results, and research ethics.

Upon completion of this course students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Know and understand the essentials of science and the salient aspects of psychological research.
  2. Know, understand, and apply the principles of good design.
  3. Evaluate research on the basis of its construct validity, internal validity, external validity, and conformity to APA’s ethical principles.
  4. Know and understand the basic concepts and principles of descriptive and inferential statistics.
  5. Know and understand correlation, analysis of variance, descriptive statistics, and regression analyses.
  6. Compare experimental and non-experimentation research approaches.
  7. Understand the process of conducting a scientific literature search.
  8. Understand the need for ethical principals in conducting and evaluating psychological research.

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