The purpose of this course is to provide undergraduates who wish to pursue graduate studies in academic psychology with a thorough grounding in research methods. This course focuses on the students' ability to conduct scientific research rather than on their ability to understand and evaluate research produced by others. It will consist almost entirely of interactive lab sessions rather than a series of lectures. We will begin by thoroughly grounding students in research ethics, and all students will leave with their CITI training complete. A portion of the course is dedicated to teaching system and software administration skills. The bulk of the course will consist of experimental projects, each using a different methodology for collecting and analyzing data. The scientific content of these projects will be determined by the individual instructor. Enrollment Requirements: Major: Pre-Psychological Science or Psychological Science. PSY 290A.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018