BEHN 630 - Research Methods in Behavioral Science

Credit Hours: 1
Course Director: D. Finn
Next offered: Winter 2017

Students who complete this core course will have a basic understanding of measurement theory so that they can identify useful variables for behavioral research. Students will become familiar with considerations associated with measurement of experimental outcomes, such as reliability, validity and power, and ways to quantify those indices and to identify factors influencing them.  They will learn the range of experimental designs used in behavioral and neuroscience studies. This understanding will include knowledge of the design's strengths and weaknesses, appropriate control procedures and the many factors that influence the selection of specific designs, for example accommodating development and translational features.