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Statistics for the Social Sciences (PSY 271)

Term: Academic Year 2015-2016 Spring Semester


Julie M Baker
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Mon-Wed-Fri, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM (1/11/2016 - 5/11/2016) Location: BART HINES 107
Mon, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (1/11/2016 - 5/11/2016) Location: BART HINES 203


This course builds upon knowledge from PSY 270 (Experimental Psychology), while introducing students to the basics of statistics and quantitative analysis within the context of the science of psychology. Topics include sampling methods, probability, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, basic regression, t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and chi-square. Focus is place on being able to apply knowledge from this course in two ways: 1. being able to choose which statistical procedures are appropriate for answering specific type of research question, and 2. being able to run basic statistical software (e.g. SAS/JMP). Spring.Prerequisite: PSY 270, MTH 120/130. Note: 2-hour laboratory required in addition to the regular three hours of lecture per week.