Students examine fundamental elements of empirical research and the ways psychologists
and sociologists think critically. Includes attention to the nature of theory, hypothesis,
variables, and ethics of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative analytic
tools, including logic and research design, such as survey, observational, experimental,
case study, and comparative historical research. Computer applications are introduced.
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and either MATH 200 OR PSYC 121.
Recommended: ENGL 100
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2c, E5b
(CSU GE Area D), UC* (IGETC Area 4)