PSY*309*11 Description

Statistics & Design II with Lab

A survey of appropriate research designs employed inpsychological research. Emphasis will be on inferential statistics such as regression, analysis of variance, and appropriate a priori and post hoc test of significance. Examples will be drawn from a wide range of behavioral sciences. Principles relating to the planning and implementation of psychological research will be examined and emphasis will be placed upon evaluation of published research and presentation of one's own research. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to instruction in SPSS, a computer based statistical package.Use of the World Wide Web as a research tool will be explored. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111 and PSY 112, and PSY 209 or MAT 109