2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

PY291  Research Methods I (with Lab)     (4.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: PY101; ST110 or ST210 or ST265. Written or electronic permission of the undergraduate program director (Spring only). ST110 may be taken concurrently. ST210 or ST265 may be taken concurrently with written permission of the undergraduate education director. First half of an integrated course wherein students are instructed in all phases of the research process, from its beginning in the formulation of a research question, through the write up of a finished study. Students are provided with the tools and skills needed to conduct their own studies. In this semester, students work in small groups as they research literature, learn to select and/or construct questionnaires and conduct surveys, select appropriate research designs, and understand basic statistical techniques. (Fall/Spring)

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