The Academic Core course Research Methodology and Statistics I is a general introduction in research methodology and statistics. The introduction to methodology includes the logics and design of research (e.g., operationalization, experimental design, sampling), and some specific techniques (e.g., laboratory research, surveys). The introduction to statistics includes descriptive and inferential statistics, covering measures of central tendency, spread, association, univariate and bivariate inferential statistics, and analysis of variance. It does not include multivariate statistics and statistical modeling; these are covered in course Research Methodology and Statistics II.