Psychology and Brain Sciences | Statistical Techniques
K300 | 3419 | Guth, S.


This course covers material in the areas of descriptive and
inferential statistics.  Regarding descriptive statistics, topics
include the basics of organizing and presenting data, measures of
central tendency, measures of variability and measures of location
within a distribution, effects of linear transformations, the normal
distribution, elements of probability and regression and
correlation.  Topics in inferential statistics include the sign
(binomial) test, z –tests and t-tests on samples from single
populations and on samples from two independent populations, one-
way, two-way and three-way analyses of variance, chi square and
other non-parametric tests.
Course grades, which are not curved, are based entirely on four
exams plus an optional final.  Attendance and homework are not
monitored, but are absolutely essential for a passing grade – the
course is almost impossible to pass for students who cannot attend
all classes.