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PSYC-201 - Intro to Research Methods in Psychology - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-201 - Intro to Research Methods in Psychology - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides a general introduction to research methods in psychological research with a particular emphasis on basic experimental designs. Topics will include methods of data collection, hypothesis formulation, ethics, measurement and sampling, validity and reliability, experimental design, experimental procedure, quasi-experiments and single-case designs, surveys, and both qualitative and mixed methods. The course will also briefly introduce issues of data analysis and statistical inference. As part of the course requirements, students will design, conduct, and present a written report of a simple study.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : PSYC 121, or permission of the instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • complete a literature review;
  • design a research study;
  • write a research proposal;
  • utilize appropriate research techniques, collect and enter data for analysis,and present meaningful results of their analysis;
  • apply both basic quantitative and qualitative analysis to data collected; and
  • complete and present a report on findings obtained.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Neuman, L. W & Robson, K.Basics of social research: Qualitative and quantitative approaches Canadian Edition, Plus myresearchkit -- access card package.Current edition, Toronto, ON, Pearson Education
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved March 26, 2014.