Introduction to Psychological Research

CLI RS501 - Introduction to Psychological Research

Credits: 2

This course introduces the scientific method for evaluating psychological research as a basic competency. The emphasis of the course is on establishing basic research skills and the development of critical thinking skills in evaluating research literature through both classroom instruction and hands-on exercises. Students will be exposed to introductory elements of research methodology, statistics, and psychometrics and the influence of culture on these elements. Students will become familiar with scientific concepts, methods, and the evaluation of different sources and kinds of evidence. Students will also practice how to read and evaluate psychological research literature effectively.