Prerequisites: PSYC 219, PSYC 310, and permission of the instructor. An overview of statistics and psychological research methods, focused literature review, with emphasis on the design and execution of an independent research project. Students will disseminate their work through a research paper conforming to APA standards and through a public presentation of their research. This course is a prerequisite to PSYC 461, Independent Study. Two hours class meeting plus weekly individual tutorials.