Fall 2020 - PSYC 210 D100
Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)
Class Number: 3153
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:PSYC 201W and BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00).
Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Quantitative.
PSYC 210: Combination Learning - lectures to be asynchronous, but office hours/the exams/tutorials will be synchronous.
This is an introductory course focusing on descriptive statistics (numerical and graphical summaries of research data) and inferential statistics (the drawing of reasonable conclusions from such data). The principal goal of the course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of statistical reasoning and to the role of statistical methods in psychological research. Students are expected to become familiar with the use of a range of statistical techniques commonly used in psychological research. You should be able to select an appropriate statistical test, given a particular dataset, accurately compute the relevant statistical tests, and clearly and correctly interpret the results. While some calculation will be required, emphasis will be placed on theoretical understanding and graphical methods.
- Mid-Term Exam: 35%
- Writing Assignments: 25%
- Final Exam: 40%
Descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; data visualization; hypothesis testing.
Privitera, G. (2018). Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Print ISBN: 9781506386300
eText ISBN: 9781506386287
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