This course develops skills for designing experiments and analyzing data using standard statistical methods. Work will include the use of some common computer packages (e.g., R, EXCEL). Readings may include a standard text and other readings online. We learn basic statistical techniques (description, estimation and hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, an analysis of variance) and also discuss examples in published research. There will be weekly homework assignments, and we'll design and carry out data collection analysis in class. We review some relevant theory, though the emphasis in this course is on problems, interpretation, and being able to choose and use common statistical methods and tests for data analysis - actually using statistics in research.