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.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
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.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- MTH/219 - Introduction to College Algebra OR
- MAT/002 - Math Placement Exam B OR
- a minimum of 2 college credits that demonstrates math proficiency
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