Research Methods in Psychology textbook
Welcome to the OERu course, Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
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You are introduced to the procedures and designs used in psychological research and the critical evaluation of research. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, including non-experimental, experimental, and quasi-experimental designs; research ethics; measurement; validity of methods; control of extraneous influences; and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. This is a required course for students majoring in psychology.
You are encouraged to complete one or more introductory psychology course(s) before taking this course.
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