PSYC 215 Research Methods in Social Sciences I
This course is an introduction to research methods in psychology and/or the social sciences. The course starts with a review of what constitutes ethical research and the fundamentals of research design. Then, various methods are examined with special attention to their characteristics, strengths, and limitations. In addition, the advantages and limitations of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research strategies are discussed. The course also covers how to interpret, generalize and critique research findings. Moreover, reporting on research findings orally as well as in writing is practiced. Whenever possible, the influence of culture and diversity on research design and results are explored.
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