This course teaches the basic principles and practices of the s
cientific method as applied to the behavioral sciences. By completing this course, students will be able to conduct a research project through all of its stages, including research design, implementation, analysis of results, and draft of a research paper. Students should also demonstrate proficiency in the broad research skills necessary f
or creating and testing hypotheses and in the evaluation of research in business, economics, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, education and biology.