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Module code:PSYC1104(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Statistical Methods in Psychology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr A McClelland
Organiser's location:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:The aims of this course are to give students a grounding in a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical methods commonly used in Psychology. The course also provides a foundation for the more advanced 2204 course, and gives students the necessary statistical knowledge required for the 1103 laboratory course. Students are also introduced to computer-based statistical analysis (Minitab). The topics covered in the course are: Basic Statistical Concepts; Scales of Measurement; Research Designs; Frequency Distributions, Bar Charts and Scattergrams; Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion; Parameter Estimation; Linear Transformations and Standard Scores, The Normal Distribution and Z Scores; Probability; Contingency Tables; The Binomial Distribution; Hypothesis Testing; t-Tests; Analysis of Variance; Simple Linear Regression; Correlation; Chi-square. 
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Module objectives:Objectives: - Students should be able to select an appropriate form of analysis for a given research design -They should be able to provide appropriate summary statistics to describe the results -They should be able to apply and interpret correctly the results from a variety of statistical tests -They should be able to evaluate the goodness of fit of a model, using an appropriate measure - They should be able to report an appropriate measure of effect size or strength of association - They should be able to make use of graphical methods to check data for outlying values - They should be able to use appropriate graphical methods to display data - They should be able to report the results from an analysis in the appropriate format  
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Module assessment:Continuous assessment 100.00%.
Notes:Mandatory Introductory course for Psychology students 
Taking this module as an option?:No 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
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