May 24, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

PSY 292 - Research Methods I (1)

Introduction to research design with a focus on research ethics, Type I error, Type II error, sampling, measurement, reliability, validity, experimental design, introduction to quasi-experimental design, correlational design, observational research, and survey research. Introduction to descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, confidence intervals of a single population mean), and univariate inferential statistics (independent samples t-test, dependent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA, one-way repeated measures ANOVA, confidence intervals of a difference score, estimates of effect size, Pearson’s coefficient of correlation, simple linear regression, chi squared). Execution of all aspects of the research process including a literature search, hypothesis development, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing in APA style. Prerequisite: PSY 161 . Required for all sophomore Psychology majors. No S/U option.
(Social Science)