Research Methods in Psychology

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the scientific method and research design as applied to psychological topics, including developing research questions, comprehensive literature review, generating a testable hypothesis, design considerations including ethics, data collection, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. Students will apply the steps of the scientific method as they design, conduct, analyze and report findings of their own psychological research project.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25900 PSYC 2 1Z ···R··· 09:30 AM-10:20 AM Susan Thomas ONLINE
MTW···· 09:30 AM-10:20 AM
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

PSYC-002.-01Z-: This is an online lecture, laboratory class. The lecture and lab meet each week as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

6 Units
Five hours lecture, three hours laboratory (96 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
PSYC 1; and PSYC 15, SOC 15, MATH 10 or MATH 10H.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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