Research Design and Methods in Social Sciences

BSPY410 - Research Design and Methods in Social Sciences

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to the philosophy, assumptions, and attitude of scientific research in psychology and social sciences. Students will examine the logic and rationale for using group- vs. single-subject experimental designs as well as the benefits and limitations of different types of experimental designs.  Students will also be exposed to a variety of applications of experimental procedures across settings, populations, and purposes. Research examples of each experimental design will be provided. Students will explore the utility and weaknesses associated with different forms of data collection, different types of statistical and visual analyses, and finally, methods of data reporting. This is a writing intensive course.