This graduate-level statistics course focuses on regression, variance- analytical, and factor-analytical approaches. The course is characterized by a bottom-up, problem-solving approach, starting with research questions and answering them based on empirical data. Accordingly, the course is taught hands-on, using SPSS, a powerful statistical software package. By the end of the semester you will be able to use inferential statistics to interpret the results of psychological studies with simple as well as more complex designs. The ultimate goals of this course are to help you become a critical consumer of statistics found in scientific publications and popular media, and to help you use statistical knowledge to guide your own research.Prerequisite: Knowledge of descriptive and basic inferential statistics is expected.