Introduction to Experimental Psychology
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Social Sciences
Course Number: NPSY 3701
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Studying and applying psychology requires learning research methods. Students learn the basics of observational, experimental, and quasi-experimental studies in psychology. Topics include the development of theoretically driven rationales for research studies, how to define appropriate research questions and hypotheses, internal and external validity, evaluation of bias, and the main research design types and features. Students learn how to think critically about research from both conceptual and applied perspectives. A prior course in statistics is recommended for those who have no research experience (e.g., data collection, data entry, or data analysis).