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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2006

PSY 418 • Statistics and Research Design - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42885 TTh
W
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
NOA 1.116
SEA 2.114
MADDOX

Course Description

Psychology 418 offers an introduction and broad survey of statistics, including central tendency, variability, and inference, and experimental methods in psychology. The overall goal is to teach you the skills needed to design, conduct, analyze, and present quality scientific research. This course examines the philosophy behind the scientific method, the basics of experimental design, the logic of hypothesis testing, the techniques necessary for data analyses and interpretation, and the framework for presentation of research results.

Grading Policy

Exams: Best 3 of 4 (3@100) x 90% plus worst 1 of 4 (4@100) x 30% = 300
Papers: 2 @ 75 = 150
Lab assignments: best 10 of 11 (10 @ 10) = 100
Lab attendance and participation = 50
Total =600

Texts

Methods in Behavioral Research by P.C. Cozby

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