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PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Provides a conceptual and practical introduction to statistics used in psychology and other behavioral sciences. Covers basic topics in statistics including: measures of central tendency and variability, probability and distributions, correlations and regression, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and chi-square tests. Includes instruction in statistical analysis using statistical software. Geared specifically for students in the social and behavioral sciences professions.

Prerequisites: MAT121 and RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast various statistical terms and operations.
2. (Application Level) Solve problems using operations descriptive statistics applied to data arrays within certain population parameters, including calculation of central tendencies, variance and correlations.
3. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate applications of fundamental aspects of estimation, discrimination, probability and distributions, and the predictive power of statistical procedures to suggested scenarios.
4. (Evaluation Level) Interpret statistical data/reports of scientific writings.
5. (Application Level) Apply problem solving techniques based on inferential statistics to hypothetical situations.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None