Summer Camp: Research Design 

The systematic and methodological analysis of empirical research designs.

A college preparatory course for juniors and seniors entering a STEM curriculum: Students will learn empirical research methodology and design. In doing so, students will learn what constitutes science: the systematic and methodological observation, recording, measurement, control, and assessment of variables in pursuit of scientific certainty.

Among the topics addressed in class: observation techniques; data collection; graphing; baseline control; the distinction between case studies and single subject designs; the use of multiple and reversal baseline designs; the 11 sources of invalidity in research design; the distinction between independent and dependent variables; and, how to implement methodological control in research.

This is an ideal class for students in the STEAM curriculum, for students who have research interests in the social sciences, and for students who want to convincingly argue academic and other research hypotheses. Students will construct, implement, and execute their own research projects to demonstrate mastery of the concepts.


Session 1:  Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 8th  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Session 2:  Monday, June 12th - Thursday, June 15th   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. .
Session 3:  Monday, June 19th - Thursday, June 22nd   9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

LOCATION: Rockhurst High School
WHO: Students entering grades 11-12, boys or girls

$250 per session


Primary Contact
Gary Seabaugh, Ph.D.
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-363-2036 x255 
Secondary Contact
Matt Darby
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-363-2036 x527

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9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114-3299     816.363.2036