Descriptive and inferential statistical analysis and hypothesis testing applied to psychological research data.
This is a challenging course. Students will learn valuable statistical concepts and procedures, and must be prepared to study carefully and put in the time and practice necessary.
STAT 121 will not substitute for this course. Contains content featured in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
PSYCH 210 (A History of Psychology), PSYCH 307 (Writing Within Psychology); MATH 110 (College Algebra) or equivalent skills. Students must have a solid foundation in algebra to take this course. Students who haven't taken MATH 110 within the last five years should review those skills before enrolling.
Course Outline: 
  1. Lesson 1: Square 1 and Chapter 1
  2. Lesson 2: Basic Statistical Notation, Summation, and Computations
  3. Lesson 3: Percentiles and Percentile Ranks
  4. Lesson 4: Measures of Center and Spread
  5. Lesson 5: Z-Scores and Percentile Ranks
  6. Lesson 6: Correlation and Regression
  7. Lesson 7: There is Nothing Simple about Simple Linear Regression
  8. Lesson 8: Probability
  9. Lesson 9: The Binomial: Situations with Two Outcomes
  10. Lesson 10: The Sign Test and Hypothesis Testing
  11. Lesson 11: Power
  12. Lesson 12: Sampling Distributions, Z-tests, Power, and the Kitchen Sink
  13. Lesson 13: Something Old, Something New: The T-test
  14. Lesson 14: It is Related--or Correlated
  15. Lesson 15: When Two Groups Are Not Enough: Variances
  16. Lesson 16: Chi Square