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  • Discipline(s): Psychology
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  • Course Type: Standard Courses
  • Taught in: English
  • Course Fee: None
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Travel: No

PSYC 385 - Psychology Research: From Idea to Discovery

Course description
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles and methodologies involved in conducting scientific research within the field of psychology. This course serves as a gateway to exploring the vast landscape of psychological research and equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically analyze, design, and execute psychological studies. Throughout the course, students will delve into the scientific processes that underpin psychological research, including the formulation of research questions, development of hypotheses, selection of appropriate research designs, data collection methods, statistical analysis, and interpretation of findings. 


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the characteristics of various methodologies and a good research hypothesis;
  2. Provide a comprehensive literature review of a research topic for Prism;
  3. Articulate the components of good research design;
  4. Carry out robust psychological research in order to collect data and bridge the gap between theory and evidence via research method;
  5. Analyze the data collected in order to interpret findings;
  6. Generate a deliverable that closes the circle on research, communicating your results to a broader audience using twenty-first-century tools.