Spring 2020 - PSYC 301 D100

Intermediate Research Methods and Data Analysis (4)

Class Number: 7609

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 5030, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    AQ 3149, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    PSYC 201 and 210 and a minimum CGPA of 2.67.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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

Grading

  • Mid-Term Exam: 35%
  • Writing Assignments: 25%
  • Final Exam: 40%

NOTES:

Topics:

Descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; data visualization; hypothesis testing; statistical computing; R Project for Statistical Computing.

PREREQUISITES: PSYC 201 and 210 and a minimum CGPA of 2.67.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Recommended text: Wickham, H, & Grolemund, G. (2018). R for Data Science. O'Reilly Media.

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