This course introduces students to experimental design and the scientific method within the context of the sciene of psychology. Scales of measurement, validity, and reliability will be discussed with regard to choosing types of research designs (e.g., between-subjects., nonexperimental, etc.) Focus is primarily on quantitative designs and methods for studying human performance and behavior. The importance of ethical guidelines, the IRB process, peer-review, and avoiding bias will be explored. Fall.Spring
Prerequisite: PSY 101.
Note: Majors should take PSY 270 in the Fall, as it is the prerequisite for PSY 271, a Spring only class. It is recommended that minors take the course during the spring semester.