This 8 week academic course will discuss the nature of research and the different types of research methods that are used in scientific inquiry. It will include a discussion of science versus psuedo-science and provide an overview of quantitative and qualitative research techniques. This course will ask the student to read numerous research articles from the field of parapsychology and to draw on the course material to evaluate the strength of the research and the conclusions posted within the published papers.
The special issues related to research in parapsychology will be included in this course, and students will have an opportunity to discuss these issues and creatively provide ways to address these issues.
- Teacher: John Kruth