Spring 2021

Research Methods

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-200


Amy P. Demorest (Section 01)
Elizabeth T. Kneeland (Section 01)
Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 02)


This course is designed to explore the principles of behavioral science research and the rationale underlying various research methodologies. The course will take a hands-on approach to research design, data collection, and data analysis. Students will learn how to understand and critically evaluate original research reports, independently design and execute psychological investigations, and write scientific reports in APA format. Topics include the reliability and validity of measures, content analysis, correlational designs, randomized experiments and causal inference, experimental control, and ethical considerations. Time in class will be split between lectures, small group exercises and design of research projects, and data analysis using SPSS.

Requisite: PSYC 122. Limited to 18 students. Spring Semester: Professors Turgeon, Demorest and  Kneeland.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to Psychology majors who have taken Psych 122. Priority will be given to junior majors over sophomore majors.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2022, Spring 2024