PSYC 209 Fundamentals of Psychological Research • 5 Cr.


Covers theories, techniques, and applications of psychological research methodology. Students explore a variety of approaches, ranging from uncontrolled field observation to laboratory experiments. Topics include data analysis, report writing, and factors affecting research results. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the scientific process and the research methods psychologists and behavioral scientists use in the study of human behavior.
  • Apply relevant research and statistical terms, concepts, and principles used in the study of human behavior.
  • Evaluate and compare various research methods and designs used to guide and develop research investigations.
  • Prioritize and apply ethical principles in the conduct of research.