Learning Outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the fundamental notions and the use of statistical methodology applied in the research in the area of the behavioural sciences. Specifically, the aim is to enable students comprehend the basic notions and principles of statistical methodology and be able to choose and apply the appropriate methods for analyzing empirical data from the field of psychology.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introductory notions. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, graphic representation of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median), and measures of dispersion (range, variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation). Introduction to correlation. Pearson correlation coefficient. Introduction to simple linear regression. Introduction to probability theory, normal distribution, chi-square, t-, and F-distributions. Basic concepts in estimation, confidence interval for means and proportions. Introduction to statistical hypothesis testing. Tests of means: one-sample t-test, t-tests for two independent and paired samples. Chi-square test of independence. Tests for equality of two proportions from independent and paired samples.
Keywords
Descriptive statistics, Correlation, Regression, Probability distributions, Estimation, Statistical tests