Introduction to Statistics and Research Design
This course will provide a thorough introduction to research design, descriptive and inferential statistics from a psychological perspective. Teaching will be delivered via demonstrations with SPSS and students completing exercises on their own (or in pairs) in front of PCs. Topics to be covered include study and questionnaire design, continuous versus categorical data, reliability and validity, quantitative versus qualitative approaches to data coding, data entry, variable labels and variable values, investigating homogeneity of variance, identifying central tendencies (means, medians, and standard deviations), cross-tabulations of categorical data, t-tests comparing means of independent and paired groups, one-WAY ANOVA, correlation and linear regression.
Instructor: David Wallace