Why Take Research Methods?
A research methods course is required in all social science disciplines. In this class, we will continue to develop your critical thinking skills that help you think like a scientist. Thinking like a scientist will help you to evaluate information, make decisions, and solve problems in your future career and in your everyday life. The skills you learn in this class will help you design studies to answer the research questions you are interested in. Even if you never conduct your own research, these skills will be useful in any applied setting, allowing you to consume and evaluate the research that informs your practice.