Course Outline Spring 2019 (Research Psychology) .pdf - PSY 3990 Research Analysis in Psychology Spring 2018 T/TH 3:30-4:45 PM Instructor Dr vanDellen

Course Outline Spring 2019 (Research Psychology) .pdf - PSY...

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PSY 3990: Research Analysis in Psychology Spring 2018, T/TH 3:30-4:45 PM Instructor: Dr. vanDellen Office: 414 Psychology Building E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: I will arrive early and stay late almost every day to allow for informal question and answer sessions. Other office hours may be scheduled by appointment. Please speak with me before or after class prior to requesting an office hour meeting. Course Website: ELC will host grades and announcement. Text, notes, and practice problems will be hosted on CSE Pub. Official Course Description: Basic concepts and quantitative methods used to describe, analyze, and draw logical conclusions from data collected in psychological research. Direct experience with data analysis and description of research findings is required. Prerequisite: PSYC 3980. Text and Equipment Text for this class is technically optional but is strongly recommended. The text is available for purchase through CSE Pub, csepub.com. The course package offered through CSE pub includes basic text written by me, notes that you can print and use to follow along with my lectures, and interactive practice problem sets. The printable notes make it far easier to follow along with my lectures. If you do have to miss a day of class or have trouble following along, the text is quite useful. I price the package to be far less than what you would pay for a regular text. Instructions for accessing course materials: o Visit csepub.com and enter this code : e75b7bdf o Or visit this link: o Click checkout and complete your purchase If you are having trouble following along in class, don’t get the way I teach statistics, or otherwise would like to access a different perspective, you could get this book: Aron, A., Aron, E., & Coups, E. J. (2004). Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences: A Brief Course (4th edition). Upper Saddle River: New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Most likely any edition of this book, older or newer, would be fine. This book is only loosely recommended. Very few students in this class will need to purchase this book. A scientific calculator. Bring this with you to class every day. Bring two calculators to exam days if possible. Content of the Course The main objective of this course is to provide you with the conceptual and logical underpinnings of statistical analyses. This class will cover descriptive and inferential statistics, with more emphasis on inferential statistics. Topics we will cover include central tendency, variability, probability, hypothesis testing, various hypothesis tests (such as t-tests, ANOVA, chi-square tests), effect sizes, correlation, and regression. In the process of learning these topics we will also explore the role of statistical tools in research with a focus on interpreting and reporting statistical results. The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; deviations announced to the class by the instructor may be necessary.
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