Example Syllabus – Research Methods (A Workshop Approach)

A sample syllabus for a 200-level research methods course taught by Dr. Jennifer Tomlinson of Colgate University. Her course is innovative and hands-on (exactly what students enjoy and benefit from).

As she describes in her syllabus “PSYC 200 is more “workshop” than “class.” Each meeting is designed to engage you in the kinds of puzzle solving and creativity that absorbs psychologists. The emphasis is on thinking, doing, and discovering. This means that most of your time will be spent as a psychologist spends it: mastering different methodologies, carrying out research, analyzing data, and writing up findings.” Lots of great ideas in there!

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