psy245 | undergraduate

Survey Of Research And Statistics

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This course is designed to introduce basic principles and methods of statistics, reasoning, and understanding of psychological data. Statistical and research concepts will be reviewed, and students will be introduced to statistical analysis.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Considerations for Conducting Research

    • Evaluate factors that may have an unanticipated influence on research.
    • Outline the various types of qualitative research.
    • Explain the characteristics of effective qualitative research.

    Descriptive Research

    • Identify nonexperimental research methods.
    • Explain the purpose and process of correlational research.
    • Justify the use of ex post facto research.
    • Evaluate the design and function of surveys and questionnaires.
    • Measure the effectiveness of different sampling methods.

    Inferential Research

    • Compare the different scales of measurement.
    • Evaluate measures of central tendency and variability.
    • Assess the advantages and limitations of using graphical representations for data.
    • Interpret the analysis of correlational data.

    Sharing Results

    • Recognize the key parts of a research article.
    • Explain the effects of biased language when reporting research.
    • Demonstrate the application of research findings to real-world situations.

    Psychological Research and Ethical Considerations

    • Articulate the goals of psychological research.
    • Apply the steps of the research process.
    • Compose research questions.
    • Evaluate the role of ethics in research.
    • Recognize the influence of cultural diversity on the interpretation of research findings.
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