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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 Number

PSYC 161 B1


Grosofsky, Alexis





Course Format


Course Format Description

Synchronous online course meetings twice a week; students must attend at the assigned course time. Asynchronous activities will include recorded lectures and other videos, as well as various assignments. Students will also meet in small groups that they schedule themselves as well as for individual appointments with the professor.

Time Slot

Early Afternoon



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