- Semesters taught:
- Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Fall 2021
This course is designed as an introduction to research methods (and to some extent statistics) used in psychological research. While we will spend a lot of time talking about true experiments, we also discuss non-experimental methodologies (including observation, correlational research, surveys, archival research) and quasi-experimental (including person-by-treatment, natural experiments, nature and treatment, and patch-up designs). Other topics include an introduction to the scientific method, the philosophy of science, measurement and error, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, scientific writing, and ethical considerations in research.