PSYC 025. Research Design and Analysis
How can one answer psychological questions? What counts as evidence for a theory? This course addresses questions about the formulation and evaluation of theories in psychology. The scientific model of psychological hypothesis testing is emphasized, including the critical evaluation of various research designs and methodology, understanding basic data analysis and statistical issues, and the application of those critical thinking skills to social science findings reported in the media. Students also learn to design and conduct psychology studies, analyze data generated from those studies, and write up their findings in the format of a psychology journal article.
This course is required for the major prior to the student's senior year. STAT 011. Statistical Methods I must be taken prior to or concurrently with the course.
This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Prerequisite: PSYC 001 and STAT 011 or equivalent.
Corequisite: STAT 011 or equivalent if not taken previously.
Fall 2017. Staff.
Spring 2018. Staff.
Fall 2018. Blanchar. Ward.
Spring 2019. Blanchar. Norris.
Fall 2019. Norris. Ward.
Spring 2020. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Psychology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/psychology