Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 
    May 22, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 485 - The Analysis of Data

Credits: 2
A study that bridges the gap between a course or courses in statistics and the analysis of real data. Topics include: data documentation, data integrity, data structures, exploratory data analysis, outlier analysis, data transformation, power analysis, and the choice of statistical models based upon actual data. Dummy coding of variables for ANOVA and regression analysis are discussed; dummy coding of interactions in multiple regression is reviewed upon student demand. Students make extensive use of standard GUI statistical software and are introduced to the advantages and use of syntax editors that accompany GUI software. We also introduce a relatively user friendly power analysis program.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and one of the following courses: PSYCH 207 , BIO 385 , ECON 202 , ECON 203 , MATH 345 , MATH 346 , or POLSC 489 .

Distribution Requirements: QR, SP.