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Instructor Info:Melissa Burch
Office Extension x5465
Term: 2013J
Meeting Info: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
12:30 PM - 03:30 PM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 221
Description: Statistics and research design are critical concepts in psychology research. We will discuss basic ideas in probability and introduce statistics for comparing the performance of groups and examining individual differences. Statistical concepts explored in the workshop include measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and regression, t-tests, and analysis of variance. We will also examine how statistical tests are associated with research design and consider how to interpret the results of the statistical tests. Students will explore these topics through hands-on activities and also through applying these ideas to psychology articles of their choice. The emphasis throughout the workshop will be on conceptual understanding and quantitative reasoning rather than calculation of statistics. In addition to being of value to students concentrating in psychology, this workshop is geared to supporting the quantitative Division I cumulative learning goal.