PSYC 120 - Intro to Research Methods

PSYC 120 Introduction to Research Methods

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.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
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.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E2c, E5b
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area D), UC* (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: POLS 160, PSY 200
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College of San Mateo

Department: Psychology

Number of Units: 3


This description is for the Spring 2019 term