Fall 2020 - PSYC 391 D100

Selected Topics in Psychology (3)

Data Communication

Class Number: 3171

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • 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: Learning will be Synchronous.

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.

Grading

  • Participation: 15%
  • Writing Assignments: 45%
  • Term Paper/Project: 40%

NOTES:

Topics:

Data Visualization; Descriptive Statistics; Inferential Statistics; Data Science; Statistical Software; R.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Healy, K. (2020). Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction (1st Ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton Publications.

eText ISBN: 9780691185064


ISBN: 978-0691181622

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).