2020-2021 Catalog Fall Update

PSY 209 Fundamentals of Research Methods in Social Sciences (NS)

As an introduction to research methods in social sciences, this course provides a foundation in the basic concepts of scientific method, research design, and statistical analysis. The focus is on empirical approaches to knowledge. This course also addresses the usefulness and limitations of statistical processes and their applications in social sciences. It emphasizes problem formulation, selection of research techniques, and results interpretation.




ENG 102 or equivalent


  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Critically analyze and evaluate the scientific method and research designs in the social sciences
  3. Compare and contrast research methods and statistical analyses based on the problem identified and intention of the inquiry
  4. Critically analyze and evaluate statistical analysis and interpretation in the social sciences
  5. Use statistics accurately and effectively in presentations and decision making