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INTDĀ 320 The Scientific Method: Understanding the Results of Quantitative Research 6 Cr.

A study of the principles, goals, and techniques of science and scientific research. Topics covered include the epistemology of science; the origins and characteristics of the scientific method; research design and statistical tools; and science and public policy. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to recognize valid scientific reasoning and to interpret reports of scientific research in a non-specialist manner.