Fall 2019 - PSYC 391 D500

Selected Topics in Psychology (3)

Data Communication

Class Number: 10131

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    RCB 6152, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 4, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201. Other prerequisites vary by topic offering.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Course can be repeated for credit. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. See Psychology department website for course description.

COURSE DETAILS:

Psyc 391/715
Data literacy and communication is a critical aspect of modern living. From journal publications to infographics, it is essential that our data be conveyed efficiently and accurately. This course will focus on methods for improving aspects of data communication, including techniques and standards for graphic design, methods for summarizing statistical results, and for the presentation of such findings in a variety of forums.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Students will come away understanding basic data types and their appropriate visual mappings, be able to discuss design guidelines and strategies for effective displays, and critically analyze published displays.

Grading

  • Participation: 10%
  • Writing Assignments: 40%
  • Term Paper/Project: 30%
  • Final Exam: 20%

NOTES:

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 201 and PSYC 210 and a 3.0 CGPA

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

(2016). Data Visualization (1st Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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