
Neuroscience / Psychology 384  Course Description  
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This course will provide students with an introduction to the study of modern data analysis methods in Psychology, including (but not limited to) traditional inferential statistics.
The course roughly divided into thirds (with an exam at the end of each third). In the
first third, we cover basic concepts in data analysis (including graphing, confidence
limits, and the like). This section culminates in a discussion of the ttest and power
(i.e. what some would call "basic hypothesis testing"). The textbook we use is Howell (2002; see syllabus for complete ref.), and homework problem sets are assigned weekly therefrom.
As all sane data analysis is done
by computer, the exams emphasize comprehension not computation. 