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PSY 385 - Statistical Methods with Laboratory for Psychology


4 Credit(s)

This is a course for those who wish to analyze data from their own research, as well as understand the presentation of others’ analyses. Topics include methods for graphing data, descriptive statistics such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, and simple probability theory. Inferential statistics covered include t-tests, ANOVA, and non-parametric statistics such as chi-square. The use of SPSS, a statistical software package for the social sciences, is essential to this course. Students learn how to enter and analyze data, interpret results, and perform a wide range of statistical functions using SPSS. This course is required of psychology majors. Students may not receive credit for both PSY 385 and another statistical methods course such as UALH 390 , CJ 380 , ENGR 315 , MATH 373 , POLS 310 , QA 251 , or QA 252 .
This course may not be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Psychology majors must receive a “C” or better in this course to satisfy psychology major requirements and advance to PSY 387 .
Prerequisite(s): PSY 105  (grade C or better) and completion of  MATH 114   or above with a grade of C or better.



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