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PSY5054 Research Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative

Course Description

The Research Methods course provides a brief introduction to various forms of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. An overview is presented of the quantitative and qualitative research methods and designs applicable to the systematic analysis of the varieties of human behaviors. Scientific problem-solving will be emphasized to include observational techniques and measurement tools, coding, analytic strategies, and reporting of research. Reviews of applications within the psychological literature will be covered. The course will encourage students to focus on research that has been used in their appropriate fields. This course will help in preparing students for the MA research thesis process and will facilitate understanding of research in later work as a practitioner in the field.