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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Research in Psychology PSY 103


Varies; self-study.

Various; distance learning format.

September 2018 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe psychological research method goals, processes, descriptive techniques, and correlational techniques; explain the principles of experimentation, the role of variables, and the types of validity and reliability; apply knowledge of experimental design and small-n experimentation; investigate quasi-experimental design, results interpretation, and results presentation; and plan, conduct, interpret and disseminate original research.


This 15-week course investigates various forms of psychological research and includes topics such as research methods, processes, techniques and research design. Instructional methods include a textbook and study guide. Students are evaluated based on a final examination.  

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work, or Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology (8/18) (9/23 revalidation).