PSYCH 428 - Senior Thesis: Research in Psychology as a Natural Science
Section: 201
Term: SU 2010
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
2 - 4
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit for students who have completed or are enrolled in PSYCH 424, 425, 426, or 427.
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Senior standing. STATS 350 and prior research experience.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).

This course is for adequately prepared students who are doing their own independent research (design, data collection and data analysis) to be submitted to meet the Departmental Senior Thesis Requirement. Typically students will take this course for 2 semesters while completing data collection and writing of the thesis. Course credit is not retroactive and must be prearranged. Each thesis will be read by 2 faculty members, who will determine whether the thesis meets departmental standards equivalent to those for an “Honor’s thesis”. Credit can be earned for the course independent of whether the thesis meets those requirements.

Intended audience: Senior level concentrators with a background in research in psychology.

Course Requirements: If the research extends beyond one semester, there must be a measurable sample of work submitted at the end of each semester, culminating in a final thesis, which should be written in the style of a journal article using APA format. The exact page length is not defined, but is typically 30-40 double-spaced pages, including appropriate references and figures. The thesis must be submitted to the research advisor and second reader 2 weeks before the end of the semester.

Class Format: Approximately three hours per credit, per week for 15 weeks.

PSYCH 428 - Senior Thesis: Research in Psychology as a Natural Science
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