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## Psychological StatisticsPSYC 201 SP

This course provides a general introduction to the use of statistics in everyday life and in psychological research. Special emphasis will be placed upon the development of critical thinking skills for evaluating the validity of statistically-based claims found in the media and in published research. In addition, the course will focus on the practical application of statistics and the logical connection between various analytic techniques. Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be discussed and students will learn to clean and analyze data using Microsoft Excel and SPSS.

COURSE FORMAT: Lecture

#### REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Level: UGRD    Credit: 1.5    Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC    Grading Mode: Student Option

Prerequisites: PSYC105 OR PSYC101

#### SECTION 01

Campbell, S. (2001). STATISTICS YOU CAN'T TRUST: A FRIENDLY GUIDE TO CLEAR THINKING ABOUT STATISTICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE, Parker, CO: Think Twice Publishers
Einspruch, E.L. (2005), AN INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO SPSS FOR WINOWS, (2nd ed.), Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications
Minium, E.W., Clarke, R.C., & Coladarci, T. (1999), ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL REASONING (2nd ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Examinations and Assignments
Several homework assignments, in-class quizzes, and a final exam.
Portions of this course will involve an interactive, lab-type experience, which will require each student to have a computer in the classroom.

Instructor(s): Stemler,Steven E.
Times: ...W... 08:30AM-09:50AM; .....F. 08:30AM-09:50AM;     Location: JUDD113; SCIE72;
Reserved Seats:    (Total Limit: 20)
SR. major: 18   Jr. major: 0
SR. non-major: X   Jr. non-major: X   SO: 0   FR: X

Special Attributes:
Curricular Renewal:    Quantitative Reasoning

#### SECTION 02

Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, by Moore, D. S. & McCabe, G. P. W.H. Freeman & Co., 2006.
SPSS Manual for Moore & McCabe's IPS, by Sorensen, L. W.H. Freeman & Co., 2006.
Recommended: Study Guide for Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, by Fligner, M. A. W.H. Freeman & Co., 2006
Examinations and Assignments
TBA
This course will be an interactive, lab-type experience, which will require each student to have a computer in the classroom.

Instructor(s): McLaughlin,Peter Joseph
Times: ..T.... 09:00AM-10:20AM; ....R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM;     Location: JUDD113; SCIE72;
Reserved Seats:    (Total Limit: 20)
SR. major: 0   Jr. major: 3
SR. non-major: 0   Jr. non-major: 0   SO: 15   FR: X

Special Attributes:
Curricular Renewal:    Quantitative Reasoning
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006

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