PSYCH 501

Data Analysis in Psychological Research 1

Psychology College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Using and interpreting major quantitative methods in psychology; some commonly used computer methods.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

2

Fixed

1

Other Prerequisites

or instructor's consent.

Note

Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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1. Recognize and understand notation, formulae, and concepts

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to recognize basic statistical notation, formulae, and concepts. Measurement: This will be measured by quizzes and exams.

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2. Select appropriate method and evaluate results

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to not only learn how to calculate the statistics we discuss, but also learn when such analyses would be appropriate and how to evaluate the results from statistical analyses. Measurement: This will be measured by students' performance on homework assignments, quizzes, exams, and the end of semester project.

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3. Skill in formulae and software

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to use statistical formulae and statistical software–including interpreting the output from the formulae and software. Measurement: This will be measured by students' performance on homework assignments and the end of the semester project.

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4. Apply statistical ideas to novel situations

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply statistical ideas and formulae to novel situations. Measurement: This will be measured by students' performance on the end of semester project.