Research Methods   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

CC 555 - Research Methods

This course is designed to teach students experimental and quasi-experimental research designs at both the conceptual and applied levels. Areas of emphasis include experimental control, validity, reliability, sampling, correlational research, qualitative research, single subject designs, independent group designs, repeated measures and complex designs, and design confounds. Descriptive research methods will also be discussed. Students will learn how to generate research designs, how to select variables for study and how to critique designs in psychological research. This course will require students to designate the designs utilized in published research, identify and explain design confounds, and think critically about published psychological research. (3 credits)