This course provides a general introduction to the use of statistics in everyday life and in psychological research. Special emphasis will be placed upon the development of critical thinking skills for evaluating the validity of statistically-based claims found in the media and in published research. In addition, the course will focus on the practical application of statistics and the logical connection between various analytic techniques. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be discussed, and students will learn to clean and analyze data using Microsoft Excel and specialized statistical software (e.g., SPSS and/or R).
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Credit/Unsatisfactory|
||Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR PSYC101
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Special Attributes: CQC|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Coolidge, F. (2012). Statistics: A Gentle Introduction (3rd Ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN: 978-1412991711.
2. Cronk, B.C. (2019). How to use SPSS: A step-by-step guide to analysis and interpretation (11th Ed). Glendale, CA: Taylor and Francis.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Lab reports, quizzes, and a final lab project.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will satisfy the statistics requirement for the PSYC major and the methodological requirement for the NS&B major.
Students not admitted to the class during preregistration and adjustment will be admitted on the first day of class if seats become available (i.e., the class cannot exceed the 19-student limit). In this case, priority will be given to individuals on the electronic enrollment request list who are PSYC or NS&B majors and/or have previously unsuccessfully requested the course.
|Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E. Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 9||FR: 10|
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