The course introduces students to the statistical models and tests commonly used in psychological research and provides the necessary foundation in statistical reasoning to think critically about psychological findings reported in research articles and in the media. Students will learn how to use statistics in the context of research, what statistical test is appropriate given the research design and the type of data collected, and why statistical tests are used to draw conclusion in research. They will also learn how to carry out statistical tests in Jamovi, and to write up their own statistical analyses in APA style.
The tests covered in the course are discussed from three perspectives: the theoretical (a lecture on the theoretical and mathematical underpinnings of the test), the applied (an interactive discussion session in which an academic paper using said test is being used) and the practical (a laboratory session where students will use statistical software to carry out the test in question). Similarly, the overall course grade will be composed of a theoretical (midterm/final), practical (three assignments), and applied (presentation and final) assessment.