Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-122
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Julia D. McQuade (Section 01)
An introduction to and critical consideration of experimental methodology in psychology. Topics will include the formation of testable hypotheses, the selection and implementation of appropriate procedures, the statistical description and analysis of experimental data, and the interpretation of results. Articles from the experimental journals and popular literature will illustrate and interrelate these topics and provide a survey of experimental techniques and content areas.
Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 30 students. Fall semester: Fall: McQuade.
How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to sophomores who intend to major in Psychology
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will include both online and in-person lectures. It adopts a quantitative approach; students will be asked to solve quantitative problems both inside and outside of class. Problem sets will be assigned weekly. There will be short reading assignments approximately every other week. Students should expect three in-class exams. Homework assignments and exams will include a mixture of calculation and conceptual questions.