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.<br /> 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