PSY 601 Statistics and Methods I (3)

Introduction to methodological issues and data analyses for applications in psychology. Topics include philosophy of science, the role of statistics, probability, sampling distributions and estimation, hypothesis testing, ways of collecting categorical data, shortcomings of and alternatives to hypothesis testing, Bayesian inference, correlation and causation, effect size and power, threats to internal validity, alternatives to quantitative analysis, ethical issues in research methodology, and computational methods of analysis. This is the first course in a two course sequence to be followed by PSY 602.

Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology or permission of instructor.

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