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PSY 272 Research in Psychology (3 credits)

Course Description

Research methods in psychology are studied and critiqued. Students are involved in practical research and writing assignments.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of research methods as a practical tool for life and work.
• Apply biblical principles to the understanding of ethical principles in research.
• Develop a plan for conducting research and generating a question.
• Analyze and discuss practical issues for research planning.
• Demonstrate foundational knowledge of measurement and sampling concepts.
• Evaluate the general principles for conducting an experiment.
• Investigate the efficacy of survey research and its application in professional and ministry settings.
• Demonstrate an understanding of correlational studies and relationships.
• Evaluate observational approaches to research and understand principles for studying complex human behavior.

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Learning Documentation

This course consists of 10 module assignments and one research project.

Learning Evaluation

Each module assignment is worth 100 points (each weighted at 7.5% of the final grade), and the research project is also worth 100 points (weighted at 25% of the final grade), for a total of 1,100 points in the course.

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