About PSY 210

Course description: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences is an introduction to understanding and using statistical analyses in behavioral research. You will learn how to select, compute, and interpret descriptive statistics and inferential statistical tests for a variety of research questions.

Required materials for the course:

Recommended textbook: Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 5th ed. (2021) by Susan A. Nolan and Thomas E. Heinzen (Worth publishers). You will also need to use the accompanying LaunchPad website. We will discuss this on the first day of class.

In addition to the textbook, which we will discuss on the first day of class, you need:

1. Calculator with basic functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square, and square root. A memory function is useful too.

2. A flashdrive to use in the campus computer lab.

3. A notebook/binder to keep printouts of notes and materials.

Optional: I will provide information on how to purchase a student copy of the SPSS software that you will need throughout the semester. You can use this free in the campus open computer lab.