Term:
What are characteristics of correlational research?
Definition:
• Variables are simply observed and measured. • Cannot make causal statements o Always alternative possibilities including the possibility of what is called a “third-variable” explanation – a third variable causes changes in both variables under consideration.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
I recommend this course because this professor breaks down statistics in a way that you can understand what is going on always. She assigns homework from the book and had us write down everything on the board, no slides! She went at the same pace as the class because she had to write on the chalkboard.
Course highlights:
The pace of the course was manageable and the teacher really had the class discuss different issues in statistical Psychology. I learnt how to do complex statistics by hand so that I don't need expensive programs to do it for me.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Go to class every day and for the Psychology majors, take this course before taking a basic statistic course like STT 200 or STT 201.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Weaver is really helpful, especially for a struggling student like me. He's able to teach his material and he's very caring of his students.
Course highlights:
Learning methods overall that you can actually apply to everyday life.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Go to class and follow the silly jigs that Weaver tells you to do, they actually help.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
Dr. Kristoff tries to make stats interesting and fun. However, the course being a stats course, it's neither. I just pushed through the course without any real attachment to what was happening in it.
Course highlights:
I learned the basics of statistics a little more in-depth than what was taught in the intro stats course, and it appears to have been just enough to make me competent with stats for grad school.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Invest the time to learn the stats. If you learn the basics, you'll be good to go.