R390 | 6467 | N Morales

Statistical Applications in Leisure Studies 9:05a-9:55a MWF BH144 Description: Statistics is the mathematical tool used to describe research observations and to make inferences. The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the principles and practices of research analysis. The course will emphasize the concepts and assumptions behind a statistical test and the test's mathematical description. Statistical tests will be performed using computer statistical software and calculators. Course Objectives: 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 4. Learn how to do the statistical test 5. Overcome fear and resistance to statistics. Required Book List: Gracetter and Wallnau. (1985). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Summary of Assignments: Tests, class participation, research article critique, final exam and extra credit. Additional Information: Students will need scientific calculator.