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Statistical Reasoning in Psychology




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Course level: Undergraduate

This is an introductory course in applied statistics, with particular emphasis in psychology. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are included. In addition, this course provides the basic statistical background and understanding needed.


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Research Methods in Psychology

  • Describe the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in the social sciences.
  • Identify different levels of measurement.
  • Interpret results of a frequency table.
  • Present descriptive statistical data using graphic and tabular techniques.

Central Tendency and Probability

  • Interpret measures of central tendency, variance, and standard deviation.
  • Apply properties of the standard normal distribution.
  • Describe different methods of sampling.
  • Convert raw scores to Z scores.
  • Compute a simple probability.

Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Significance

  • Apply strategies for hypothesis testing.
  • Determine when to use one- or two-tailed Z test.

One- and Two-Sample t Tests

  • Interpret the results of a one- and two-sample t test.
  • Interpret the results of an independent sample t test.


  • Identify the direction and strength of a linear relationship between two variables.
  • Interpret the correlation coefficient.


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