Summer 2022 - PSYC 391 D100

Selected Topics in Psychology (3)

Data Communication

Class Number: 2324

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    RCB 6152, 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.

Topics:

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

Grading

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Healy, K. (2020). Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction (1st Ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton Publications.
ISBN: 9780691181615

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

Teaching at SFU in summer 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction.  Some courses may be offered through alternative methods (remote, online, blended), and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. 

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.