The goals of this course are to increase the student’s competence in designing, conducting, and evaluating psychosocial research in clinical psychology. The course will cover psychometric issues such as reliability and validity of assessment, common designs used in clinical psychology research (nonexperimental, quasi-experimental, experimental, single-case design and meta-analysis), and likely factors that confound interpretation of data. Ethics of research and issues in institutional review of research plans and in publication of research will also be discussed. This is not a statistics course. Rather, statistical methods will be discussed as they pertain to research design and interpretation.