Research Methods & Statistics Courses

See all research methods & statistics courses offered in the past, present and the future semesters.

For a listing of courses currently offered, including dates and times, please see the Week-at-a-Glance page. 

 

Research Methods:

4 pts. P. Lindemann

Prerequisite: PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, and a statistics course (PSYC UN1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission.

Description: An introduction to the techniques of research employed in the study of human behavior. Students gain experience in the conduct of research, including design of simple experiments, observation and measurement techniques, and the analysis of behavioral data. 

Note: Fee: $70. 

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Corequisite: PSYC UN1421

PSYC UN1421 is the required lab section for UN1420. 

0 pts. 

Note: 
Limited enrollment in each section. Attendance at the first class is essential. Priority is given to majors. 
 

 

S1420D. Experimental Psychology: Human Behavior

4 pts. K. Ochsner.

Prerequisite: 
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, and a statistics course (PSYC UN1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission.

Description: 
An introduction to research methods employed in the study of human social cognition and emotion. Students gain experience in the design and conduct of research, including ethical issues, observation and measurement techniques, interpretation of data, and preparation of written and oral reports. 
 

Note: 
Priority is given to majors. Fee: $70. 

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Corequisite: UN1451

PSYC UN1451 is the required lab for UN1450. 

Note: 
Limited enrollment in each section. Attendance at the first class is essential. 
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0 pts. 

4 pts. N. Bolger

Prerequisite: 
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, and a statistics course (PSYC UN1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission.

Description: 
Methodology and procedures of personality and social psychological research and exercises in data analysis and research design. Ethical issues in psychological research. Statistical concepts such as parameter estimation and testing, measurement reliability and validity, merits and limitations of correlational and experimental research designs, and empirical evaluation of theories.

Note: 
Fee: $70. 

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Corequisite: PSYC UN1456

PSYC UN1456 is the required lab for UN1455. 

0 pts. 

Description: Required Lab for UN1455.

Note: Limited enrollment in each section.
 

4 pts. 

4 pts.
K. Fox-Glassman

Prerequisite: 
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010, and a statistics course (PSYC UN1610 or the equivalent), or the instructor's permission.

Description: 
Complement to, rather than substitute for, PSYC UN2235. Introduces research methods employed in the study of the cognitive and social determinants of thinking and decision making. Students gain experience in the conduct of research, including design of simple experiments, individual and group preference elicitation techniques, and the analysis of behavioral data. 

Note: 
Fee: $70. Attendance at the first class is essential.

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[View syllabus - Fall 2018]

Corequisite: PSYC UN1491. 

PSYC UN1491 is the required lab section for UN1490. 

0 pts. 

Note: Limited enrollment in each section. Priority is given to majors. 
 

 

Statistics:

4 pts.

K. Fox-Glassman

C. Baldassano

Prerequisite or Corequisite: 
PSYC UN1001 or UN1010. Recommended Preparation: One course in behavioral science and knowledge of high school algebra. 

Description: 
An introduction to statistics that concentrates on problems from the behavioral sciences.

Note: 
Priority is given to majors. Fee: $70. 

[View Fox-Glassman's - Fall 2018 syllabus]

[View Fox-Glassman's - Spring 2018 syllabus]

[View Jensen's previous syllabus]

Corequisite: PSYC UN1611. 
PSYC UN1611 is the required lab section for PSYC UN1610. 

 

 

S1610Q. Introductory Statistics for Behavioral Scientists

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3 pts.

Prerequisite: 
Instructor's permission and UN1610 (or the equivalent). Students should be comfortable with algebra and the basic concepts in classical statistical methods (see syllabus).

Description: 
This course outlines elements of statistical inference. Students will receive training in the use of software to evaluate both experimental data and psychological theory. In doing so, students will construct models that can both describe scientific results and also predict future outcomes.

[View Jensen's syllabus]