This course provides students the opportunity to interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research. Students learn to transform ideas into researchable questions by examining the nature of scientific thinking, research design, hypothesis testing, and quantitative methodology. Students apply their knowledge of research methods to prepare to conduct their own research, to become better able to critique scholarly reports of research, and to become better consumers of social science research presented in the media.Prerequisite: MAT 1415 Applied Statistics I (2cr) & MAT 1416 Applied Statistics II (2cr) (Students must complete the two-course Statistics sequence) and SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology or PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology or permission of instructor.