Sep 23, 2023
PSY 230 - Introduction to Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in social and behavioral science research. This course is crosslisted with SOC 230 .
Prerequisites: MAT 142 or MAT 152 or satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment.
General Education Competency: Quantitative Literacy
- Variables and measurement in the social sciences
- Frequency distributions
- Measures of central tendency
- Standardized distributions
- Hypotheses testing in the social sciences
- Independent and related samples
- Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
- Correlations and regressions in the social sciences
- Define and create different variables and different forms of measurement. (1)
- Interpret frequency distributions and compute measures of central tendency. (2,3)
- Compute and interpret scores of variability among data in standardized distributions. (4,5)
- Compute and interpret probabilities and inferential statistics between populations and samples within the social and behavioral sciences. (6)
- Design and calculate means of testing a hypothesis. (7)
- Explain the concepts underlying the statistical testing of hypotheses. (7)
- Utilizing t-tests, design and test research involving means from independent and related samples. (8)
- Follow formulas to infer population parameters through estimation. (9)
- Design and compute multiple means using one-way ANOVA. (10)
- Identify and interpret information gained through correlations and regression analyses within the social and behavioral sciences. (11)