PSY-574 Quantitative Analysis I (F22 WE)
The goal of RC-574 is to provide students with the conceptual foundations and tools of both research design/methodology and the application of basic statistics in psychological research. Emphasis will be on developing knowledge, understanding and skill in both the application of statistical techniques and in the critical evaluation of the analysis of results in published research and its interpretation. Moreover, unlike the statistics courses some of you may have taken previously which likely emphasized rote learning (e.g., requiring you to memorize formulae for specific tests), the emphasis in this course is on understanding why the formulae are what they are and how they work, as well as the strengths and limitations and the assumptions underlying the use of each statistic covered. Throughout the course examples will be drawn from a wide range of psychological inquiry. The series of courses is intended to provide concepts, tools, practice, and experience to support completion of Capstone 2: Major Research Project or Thesis during Applied Sequence.