PSYC 611: Advanced Statistics

PSYC 611-002: Adv Stat/Rsrch Meth PsyI
(Fall 2021)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

Nguyen Engineering Building 1107

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Section Information for Fall 2021

Psychology 611 is the first course of a two-course sequence that serves to introduce psychology graduate students to statistics, research methodology, research design, and measurement. Traditional graduate psychology statistics courses emphasize statistical techniques as a matter of declarative knowledge. Students are expected to know each procedure and its “appropriate” application. An alternative approach tends toward technical discourse (e.g., matrix algebra, formula memorization, and hand calculations) and requires greater attention to minute detail and mathematical vernacular. A less used but equally suitable approach treats statistics as a method of principled argument. The method I use for this course is a hybrid of the three approaches. You will be expected to know the statistical terminology, apply your knowledge in both carrying out the procedures as well as interpreting the results, and then you will be expected to use the results in a manner consistent with scientific discourse.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 4

Integrates basic psychological statistics and measurement issues from advanced perspective. Lab work includes using computer packages for data handling and analyses. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Psychology.

Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

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