This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics commonly used in educational and psychological research.
Students successfully completing this course should be able to comprehend the assumptions, limitations, and uses of statistical methods; compute and interpret descriptive and selected inferential statistics; comprehend research that reports frequencies, means, t-tests, F-tests, and nonparametric tests; engage in statistical thinking; and develop a positive attitude towards the use of statistical methods.
The key concepts include data displays, descriptive statistics, variance, standardized distributions, sampling, probability distributions, sampling error, hypothesis testing, t and F-tests for comparing independent and dependent means, comparing proportions, correlation, and simple linear regression.
Prerequisites: Grade 12 algebra/math. A college level course in mathematics or statistics will be a definite advantage.