STATISTICS AND RESEARCH DESIGN I (offered in first semester) This course introduces qualitative and quantitative paradigms, which frame distinctive ways of knowing the world, and create divergent approaches to research. Qualitative methods emphasize how psychological concepts have various meanings across culture and time and include observations and interviews as well as analytical techniques to create meaning from the research. Quantitative methods emphasize how various statistical and experimental orientations to the world form a distinctive perspective for research and assumptions about reality. Key concepts include operational definitions, descriptive statistics, normal distribution, z scores, probability, graphing, and the creation of tables. The course includes communication of research findings using APA format, and consideration of research ethics within both paradigms. 06-09-2018-29-11-2018 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 10:00AM - 11:15AM, SDU Main Bldg, Room 213