2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 200 - Lab in Program Evaluation


How does one know if new programs put in place are meeting the stated goals? Leaders interested in strengthening the quality of their programs and improve outcomes pertaining to human development and learning often turn to program evaluation as a valuable tool. Program evaluation provides insights into a program’s effectiveness; evaluation data can be used both to improve program services and individual learning. This course is designed to provide psychology majors a first-hand opportunity to participate in authentic research projects on program evaluation. Methods will not be taught in a vacuum; rather students will learn methods while working on ongoing program evaluation. Students will receive training in all phases, including formulating research questions, data collection and analysis, project management and reporting for actual users of our findings. Skills and experiences from this Problems of Practice class are valuable for students who are considering careers not only in psychology but also in fields where applying psychology research is useful, including educational settings, healthcare, human services, management, and sales and marketing.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

This course fulfills the mid-level Lab/Research requirement for the psychology major.

Prerequisites: PSYC 105  , PSYC 108  , PSYC 109  

Course Designation/Attribute: POP

Anticipated Terms Offered: varied