Fall 2021 - PSYC 210 D100

Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Class Number: 2573

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 16, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SSCB 9200, 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).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Grading

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

NOTES:

Topics:

Descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; data visualization; hypothesis testing.

Lectures:

Tutorials are planned to be held in person. Recordings of lectures will be made available (possibly by request; depending on IT infrastructure).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Privitera, G. (2018). Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

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