Introduction to Statistics

Course: PSY230First Term: 2022 Fall
Final Term:
Current
Final Term:
2023 Summer |
Lecture 3.0 Credit(s) 3.0 Period(s) 3.0 Load
Credit(s) Period(s)
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AcademicLoad Formula: S - Standard Load |

General Education Designation: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications - [CS]

MCCCD Official Course Competencies | |||
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1. Explain how the practice of statistics is used within the scientific method. (I, II, III, IV)
2. Compute and interpret descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, and z-scores. (II, IV) 3. Compute and interpret probability. (III, IV) 4. Compute inferential statistics including t-tests, analysis of variance, correlation/regression, and chi-square. (IV) 5. Identify and interpret inferential statistics including t-tests, analysis of variance (1-way and 2-way), correlation/regression, and chi-square and the assumptions necessary to perform each test. (IV) 6. Utilize effect size, confidence intervals, power, and p-values to explain the statistical and practical significance of a statistical analysis. (III, IV) 7. Identify an appropriate statistical test based on the research design (research question, data type, and number of variables). (I, IV) 8. Evaluate the data collection, statistical analyses, interpretation, and presentation of research results in a variety of contexts. (I, II, III, IV) 9. Communicate statistical concepts and research results using both technical (American Psychological Association format) and non-technical language. (I, II, III, IV) 10. Discuss limitations and ethical considerations of statistical conclusions. (I, II, III, IV) | |||

MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves
one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content
sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including
specific course requirements.
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MCCCD Official Course Outline | |||

I. Fundamentals of statistics
A. Population and samples B. Sampling C. Research designs D. Variables II. Descriptive statistics A. Organization and display of data 1. Frequency distributions (tables and graphs) 2. Shapes of distributions B. Measures of central tendency 1. Mean 2. Median 3. Mode C. Measures of variability 1. Variance 2. Standard deviation D. z-scores E. Percentiles III. Probability A. Central limit theorem B. Relationship between probability and inferential statistics IV. Inferential statistics A. Relationship between the normal distribution and z-scores B. Hypothesis testing C. Test statistics 1. z-test 2. Single-sample t-test 3. Independent t-test 4. Dependent t-test 5. Analysis of variances 6. Correlation/Regression 7. Chi-square D. Interpreting statistical results 1. Statistical significance (p-value) 2. Practical significance a. Effect size b. Power c. Confidence intervals | |||

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 22, 2021 |

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