[PSYC 161] Research Methods and Statistics I

This is the first course in a two-course sequence designed to examine the statistical concepts and research strategies used by psychologists. Students learn how to 1. analyze and interpret psychological data, 2. design and conduct psychological studies, 3. evaluate the validity of claims made by researchers, and 4. communicate research procedures and findings. This course emphasizes topics including ways of knowing, research ethics, observational and survey methods, descriptive statistics, graphing, and the concepts of reliability and validity. Students are introduced to the data analysis software SPSS and to writing with APA style.

Course Title

Research Methods and Statistics I

Course Code

PSYC 161



Fulfills Requirements



Prerequisite: Psychology 100 and sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.


Offered each semester.

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