Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

PSY-290 - Research Methods and Applications (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: PSY101 or ANT101 or SOC101 and (MAT108 or MAT111) and PSY270
This is a course in scientific research methodology of the behavioral sciences covering descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental, experimental, single IV, basic factorial and single case designs. The scientific method is used to study group and individual attitudes and behavior. Topics include research ethics, establishing construct plus internal and external validity, sampling techniques, research error, control of variables and data analysis by statistical methods. Students also study methods of conducting a literature review, generating ideas and hypotheses, collecting, grouping, analyzing and reporting research findings, experience running labs and debriefing live subjects.

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