Spring 2019 - PSYC 301 D100
Intermediate Research Methods and Data Analysis (4)
Class Number: 4079
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 210 and a minimum CGPA of 2.67.
A continuation of PSYC 201 and 210. Provides extensions of the basic theory and methods of research design and data analysis. Includes discussions of the analysis of substantive problems, the choice of appropriate research designs, and special problems that arise in the analysis of psychological data. Quantitative.
Intermediate Research Methods and Analysis is an applied course in which students will learn to conduct and interpret statistical analyses commonly employed in psychological research.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
The principal goal of the course is for students to learn to conduct statistical analyses, interpret the results appropriately, and become familiar with statistical software. These are essential skills for research in psychology. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
• Become comfortable using software for statistical computing (R)
• Handle, screen, and clean datasets
• Summarize (graphically and numerically) and observe patterns in data
• Conduct a range of statistical techniques commonly used in psychological research and be able to
properly interpret the results
• Write reports summarizing statistical analyses conducted
- Mid-Term Exam: 35%
- Writing Assignments: 25%
- Final Exam: 40%
Topics: Descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; data visualization; hypothesis testing; statistical computing; R Project for Statistical Computing.
Required text: Wickham, H, & Grolemund, G. (2018). R for Data Science. O'Reilly Media.
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