This course introduces prospective Psychology majors to the major methodological principles which guide research in Psychology. The primary focus is on experimental design, but students will be exposed to some elementary descriptive statistics. Topics include critical thinking and scientific reasoning, principles of measurement, types of variables, validity and reliability, and research ethics. Weekly labs offer hands-on applications of basic concepts to the design of research.
PSYC 100/101 or written permission of the Instructor and School Chair.