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Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences

Course Number:

47894


Faculty

Taya Cohen, tcohen@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

PHD


Concentrations

Organizational Behavior


Course Description

This course provides an introduction to research methodology applicable to organizational behavior and other related fields. The course will survey the major research methodologies used in organizational behavior and social/personality psychology, and will focus on both theoretical and practical considerations of research methods. This is not a statistics course (though an introduction to basic principles is part of the course). The purpose of the course is to give you the background to choose the methods that are most appropriate for your area of study, help you anticipate the shortcomings and problems you will encounter executing your chosen methodologies, and to defend your methodological choices against criticism in your interactions with investigators from allied and not-so-allied disciplines.

Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

None