Through a combination of lecture and hands-on research projects, this course examines the philosophy and methodology of science and how they are applied to social questions. Students plan and conduct research projects and write papers describing their research following APA style. Topics to be explored include experimental and non-experimental research methods, the development of testable hypotheses, and the use of electronic databases to explore and review the scientific literature and ethical issues. Three class hours. Traditionally offered on-line in the Fall Semester and in the classroom in the Spring Semester. (SUNY-SS)
Prerequisites: PSY 101 with minimum grade of C; MTH 160.
Course Offered Fall and Spring
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Fall Semester 2014