The course builds on basic knowledge of quantitative research methodology and further develops and deepens the students' knowledge of the quantitative research paradigm in psychology and behavioral sciences. Topics covered include epistemological issues in quantitative paradigms, in-depth knowledge of scientific methodology, measurement, program evaluation, quantitative research design, and data collection, analysis, interpretation and generalization of the results. The course also introduces the students to the basics of statistical analysis and the utilization of computerized data analysis (SPSS).It intends to help students become efficient users of research and critical readers of psychological research reports. Emphasis is put on practical research skills and the ability to apply quantitative research methods in community psychology research.