Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course and instructor for students who are pursuing a degree related to psychology, and are motivated to thoroughly learn the detailed rules involved in preparing, implementing, and writing research studies. While Randall is an amiable and enthusiastic teacher, his tendency to gloss over details and refer students to his copious handouts, then grade assignments based on their attention to detail ensures that only the dedicated students will do well.
I enjoyed learning about the process of developing ideas for experiments based on previous research in the field, and participating with fellow students in contributing to the body of research in a particular area of interest. As someone who enjoys detailed work, drafting and refining the final group research paper was a challenging and rewarding experience.
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Advice for students:
I would highly advise one-on-one time with Randall during or after class in order to clarify how lecture content and in-class instructions apply specifically to your group's projects. Otherwise, it is easy to slip through the cracks and be graded poorly for lack of clear guidance.