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PSYC-203 - Introduction to Data Analysis - 3.00 Credits

PSYC-203 - Introduction to Data Analysis - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical techniques widely used in psychological research. This course introduces students to fundamental descriptive and inferential statistical techniques, emphasizing both conceptual and technical understanding of data analysis. Topics include, but are not limited to, displaying and summarizing data, measures of central tendency and variability, probability, sampling distributions, and hypothesis testing.
Part of the:
  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER Department
  • Prerequisites : STAT 203 and PSYC 201, or permission of the instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Masters Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completes of this course students should be able to:

  • describe the most common statistics used in psychological research;
  • critically examine data tables and summaries used in psychological research;
  • create a data set for analysis using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software;
  • apply measures of central tendency, and variability to the data set;
  • explore and create sampling distributions;
  • test hypothesis; and
  • explore relationships through correlations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Field, A.Siscovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics, (Paperback & WebAssign), Current Edition, New York, NY, Sage Publishing
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved March 26, 2014