This course examines the methods, applications, and interpretation of statistics as applied to the behavioral sciences. Topics include: calculating and presenting descriptive data, correlations and simple regressions, when and how to use parametric and nonparametric techniques including t-tests, regression, ANOVA, and organization, interpretation, and presentation of real-world data. This course differs from similar courses offered in the Mathematics Department in that emphasis is placed on practical applications of these concepts and principles, providing students with the ability to select and apply appropriate techniques for analyzing data and the ability to critically evaluate and understand research data analyses when found in written materials such as newspapers, research reports, and other analytical media. Prerequisite: PSY 11103 (C- or better), MTH 11203 or its equivalent (C- or better).
Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.