Sep 25, 2022  
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MPSY 6500 - Research Methods and Statistics


(5 cr)
Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission
This course will provide a basic introduction to the different types of research methods in Psychology, as well as the descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The course offers a brief introduction to the philosophical underpinnings of research inquiry. Major topics include: the use of scientific method in psychology, hypothesis formation, research study design, ethics, and data analysis and interpretation. Emphasis will be placed on the establishment of appropriate connections between research questions and methodologies. Students will discuss the process of research as it relates to each approach. This process includes writing an introduction, specifying a purpose statement, and developing research questions and/or hypotheses. This course will also discuss the methods and procedures for quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods studies.



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