Feb 24, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

PSY 141 - Statistics for the Social Sciences


This course is intended for students in disciplines that require knowledge of statistical methods used in behavioral and social science research. It is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of probability theory as well as the basic statistical techniques and procedures used by researchers in the social sciences. You will learn how to organize and present data, and how to select, run, and interpret various statistical tests. The course focuses on the use of statistical techniques as tools in the scientific process and will introduce students to SPSS, a common statistical analysis software for the social sciences. You will learn to critically evaluate research conclusions in the social science literature and in the popular press. Finally, you will be prepared to design and conduct quantitative research and clearly communicate your findings and conclusions.

Credits 1



Notes
Open to Juniors and Sophomores in Business and Management, Neuroscience, Psychology, Anthropology and Public Health, Psychology and Public Health, Sociology and Public Health, and Sociology Majors.

Area
Social Sciences

Division
Social Sciences

Foundation
Quantitative Analysis

Compass Attributes
Quantitative Analysis, Social Science