Statistics I   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 427 - Statistics I

Students must register for this course if they fail to proficiency into PY 428  or if they opt to complete this course in lieu of the PY 428  proficiency exam. This course is designed to teach students basic statistical techniques at both the conceptual and applied levels. Emphasis will be placed on learning to choose the appropriate statistical technique for a given research question, computation of statistics, and the interpretation of statistics with reference to research hypotheses. Topics covered include central tendency (e.g., mean, median), variance (e.g., standard deviation), z-scores and the normal curve, hypothesis testing, t-tests, correlation, simple regression, analysis of variance, power analytic, and nonparametric techniques (e.g., Chi-Square). (2 credits)