Research methods is a vital class in the psychology department. It paves the way for writing higher level psychology papers properly. The class consists of various forms of research designs and doing everything by APA standards. This class also has a lab where these research designs are practiced. Having a lecture and a lab made this class easier to understand because we are learning the material then applying it. Throughout the semester I worked on my own research proposal in APA style, with the predicted results. This project made us use the tools we were given in class and allow us to experience what senior seminar will be like.