Spring 2023 - PSYC 210 D900

Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Class Number: 6057

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SRYC 3250, Surrey

  • Instructor:

    Bertrand Sager
    bsager@sfu.ca
    Office: TBA
    Office Hours: TBA
  • 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 course is an introduction to statistics for psychology. Students will develop a basic understanding of data analysis and inferential techniques commonly used in the field. While some basic algebra is required, this course emphasizes the logic of inferential testing and encourages thinking critically about the issues presented. Students will learn about descriptive statistics, sampling variability, and basic probability. We will explore the rationale and procedures for the following inferential tests (one and two samples), ANOVA, correlation and regression.

Grading

  • Tutorial Assignments: 10%
  • Mid-Term Exam: 25%
  • Writing Assignments: 40%
  • Final Exam: 25%

NOTES:

This course does not use a textbook.

Materials

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Registrar Notes:

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