2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 240 - Introduction to Research Methods

Same as: SOC 240 .
Credits: 3
Overview of the research process in the social sciences, including the fundamental characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research, experimental designs and the role of statistical and correctional techniques.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe and explain terms, concepts and current research theories used in the social sciences.
  2. Analyze the relationships between theory, hypotheses and empirical data.
  3. Identify variables encountered by researchers when conducting social science research.
  4. Compare and contrast quantitative and qualitative research designs
  5. Evaluate the advantages and limitations of various social science research designs.
  6. Recommend appropriate methods for the collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of research data.

Prerequisite: PSY 101  or PSY 101  

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