Course Code PSYCH 291
Course Title Basic Research Methods
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Cam Smith)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course introduces the methods used to observe, quantify, summarize, and describe behaviour in empirical psychological science. It focuses on research design and the interpretation of results.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Winter 2021 course outline (note 2)
  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 101/101R; Level at least 2A; Psychology majors.
  • Corequisite: MATH 103 if no 4U Math.
  • Antirequisite: HLTH 333, ISS/SDS 251R, KIN 232, 330, REC 270, SWREN 251R
  1. Some course features use the Maple Player app, which can be downloaded and installed.
  2. This course requires the completion of the TCPS 2: CORE Tutorial. Students will need to be able to listen to mp3 files to complete this tutorial. 
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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