R390 | 6659 | R Russell

Statistical Applications in Leisure Studies 9:05a-9:55a MWF WH008 Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the principles and practices of research analysis. The course will emphasize on the concepts and assumptions behind a statistical test and in the test's mathematical description. Statistical tests will be performed using computer statistical software and calculators. Goals: 1) Discover the importance and uses of statistics, 2) understand statistical theory and how it interfaces with real life situations, 3) learn which statistical test to use in order to analyze different kinds of data, and 4) learn how to do the statistical test. Required Text: Gracetter, F.J. and Wallnau, L.B. (1985). Statistics for Behavioral Sciences. West Publishing Co. Summary of Assignments: Three tests, class participation, applications, research article critique, final exam and extra credit. Additional Information: Students will need scientific calculator.