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HDFS 250 - Introduction to Research Methods

  • 3 credits
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Introduction to research methodology relevant to human development and family studies including research designs, statistical significance, components and evaluation of empirical research articles, and ethical principles. Formulation of research questions and hypotheses.


HDFS 101 or PSY 100

Textbooks and Materials

Course materials are available on the course site and do not need to be purchased.


Dr. Julie Taylor-Massey
Dr. Julie Taylor-Massey

Dr. Julie Taylor-Massey is part of the senior teaching faculty in HDFS. She has extensive teaching experience both on-campus and from a distance, having co-taught her first resident instruction class in 2001 and been involved in the launch of the first online courses offered by the department in 2006. Since 2010, she has specialized in teaching in the online format. Julie has been recognized with multiple teaching honors including the CSU Online Innovative Educator Award as well as been nominated for that award several times. Her interests include adolescence and early adulthood, the influence of technology on well-being, and online pedagogy. In addition to her time in the virtual classroom, she collaborates with an education publishing service to update and create lifespan development teaching and learning resources.