Fall 2023 - PSYC 201W D100
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4)
Class Number: 2414
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.
- 2 presentations: 4%
- Research participation: 6%
- Research report: 20%
- 10 weekly quizzes: 20%
- 5 writing assignments: 25%
- Research proposal: 25%
In addition to the other course requirements listed on the syllabus, each student in Psychology 100, 102 & 201W is required to complete three hours of research participation. For complete information regarding the research participation credit, please go to: http://www.sfu.ca/psychology/ugrad/research-participation.html
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Christensen, L. B., Johnson, R. B., & Turner, L. A. (2020). Research Methods, Design, and Analysis (13th Edition). Pearson Publishing
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