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COURSE NUMBER: PSYC 302
COURSE TITLE: Exploring the Human Experience: Methods and Statistics for Psychology II
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Heather Looy and Dr Leanne Willson
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 1.5)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: As the second of a two-course sequence, PSYC 302 continues PSYC 301. In this course students are introduced to experimental and quasi-experimental methods and parametric and non-parametric statistics. Discussion of external validity, and continued application of foundational concepts introduced in PSYC 301 will continue and students will be equipped with knowledge and skills to attain social scientific literacy, thoughtful engagement with research, and an ability to design, conduct, and analyze psychological research.

Prerequisites: Math 30-2 or the successful passing of an algebra competency test, and PSYC 301
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Coolican, H. (2009).  Research methods and statistics in psychology (5th edition).  London, UK: Hodder Education. 
    • Important Note:  Important Note:  This is the same text as was used for PSYC 301. This text is required for all psychology students throughout their program.  It will be expected that all psychology majors will have this book as they proceed through their program.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Midterms 25%
Lab Assignments 20%
Research Project20%
Final Exam 35%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE: January 4 – 11 Introduction and experimental methods
January 16 – 23 Quasi-experiments and comparison studies
January 30 – Feb 13 Hypothesis testing; parametric & non-parametric tests; t-tests
February 15 –  27  Wilcoxon T, Mann-Whitney U
March 6 – 8  Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
March 13 – 15  Factorial designs
March 20 – 22  Multi-way ANOVA for factorial designs
March 27 – 29  Chi-squared tests for frequency
April 3 – 10  Scientific process
April 12 Research project presentations
April 17 Review


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