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PSY 201: Introduction to Quantitative Topics in Psychology MWF 9:30-10:20am PRCE 277 Course web site on Blackboard: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/blackboard/
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Course Instructor Steven Arthur (Social Psychology graduate student) B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland M.S., University of Kentucky Research Interests: Stereotyping and Prejudice, intergroup relations, self-regulation Office #: PSYC 2114 E-Mail: sarthur@psych.purdue.edu
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Teaching Assistant Jessica Williamson (Social Psychology graduate student) M.S., Purdue University Research Interests: Prosocial motives, self- regulation, interpersonal conflict reduction Office #: PRCE 385 D E-Mail: jessicaw@psych.purdue.edu
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Course Objectives Provide a basic introduction into statistical methods Understand the logic and reasoning behind the use of statistics More about understanding concepts than about math Devoting the time to understanding the concepts will make the math easier
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Course Outline Descriptive Statistics Characterizing data (e.g., averages, percentiles, etc.) Distributions and Assumptions Building blocks of inference (e.g., standard scores and normal distributions) Inferential Statistics Numerical answers to research questions (e.g., testing hypotheses)
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