PSYC 2961: Research Methods & Statistics I

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PSYC 2961: Research Methods & Statistics I

Fall 2016
Monday & Thursday 10:00am - 11:50am

Instructor: Michael Kalsher, Ph.D
E-mail: kalshm@rpi.edu
Telephone: (518) 276-8267
Office: Sage 4302
Office Hours: 12:00pm - 1:30 pm Monday & Thursday, & by appointment

Classroom: Sage 4112

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to basic methods of social/behavioral science research and statistics. Topics include methodology and psychometric principles, experimental and non-experimental research design, data collection and analysis, and written communication of results. Students will gain proficiency with SPSS software and the R Programming language. Each student will be expected to design a research project and then prepare and present a formal report that comports with formatting guidelines promulgated by the American Psychological Association (APA).