Prerequisites: CADV 380/L or PSY 320/L. Corequisite: CADV 381L. This course is designed to build on students’ knowledge of the scientific process of studying children and adolescents. Major topics include a consideration of the philosophical and conceptual underpinnings of research, the structures and conduct of research inquiry and the generation of research questions and hypotheses. General methodology will be covered through readings and activities from the textbooks and will be tailored to questions that focus on child and adolescent development. Students will be challenged to think critically about methodological issues in research that they read and will have an opportunity to design a research study of their own. Lab: provides the opportunity to apply course concepts in a series of in-class and online activities.