Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Research Methods in Psychology (PSY 204)
Varies; self-study format.
March 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: articulate the socio-cultural influences on psychological research; distinguish between quantitative and qualitative research; examine the ethical concerns pertaining to research and testing; list the different types of observation and its accompanying problems; discuss the instruments of research and its role in data interpretation; name and define control techniques in psychological experiments; explain why researchers would choose to use a repeated measures design; discuss why complex designs are critical to testing psychological theories; detail the advantages and disadvantages of the case study method; compare and contrast positive correlation with negative correlation; recount when and how statistical tests are used; and write an effective research proposal.
Major topics include: introduction to research methods; principles of ethical research; setting up the research study; data collection techniques in psychology; non- experimental research; qualitative research methods and design; quasi-experimental research; sampling and generalization; measurement in research; internal validity in research; external validity; experimental design; descriptive statistics in psychology; inferential statistics in psychology; and evaluating research findings.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (8/21).