APSY320 Research and Analysis in Practice (3 cr.)
Prerequisite(s): BPH405, HHSM302
This course provides an opportunity to learn about research in the social sciences focusing on applied psychology. Students learn how to find, examine, and evaluate research that deals with a psychological issue. Emphasis is placed on reading and understanding the elements of research, including the need for research studies, types of research methods, ethical considerations in research, data collection and analysis, and research findings and recommendations. Students choose a topic of interest and apply research findings to create a solution to a problem within their topic.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Locate information and understand how to find research focusing on a global critical issue, using relevant library databases.
- Examine the need for research and the types of research methods which correspond to the research question.
- Identify and articulate research data collection and analysis, ethical considerations, findings and recommendations.
- Evaluate bias in research and propose ways to construct research that minimizes bias.
- Adapt research findings to formulate creative evidence-based decisions or solutions in applied psychology.
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