Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    May 25, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019
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PSY-717 Multivariate Statistics

4 semester credits
Students will study the assumptions of multivariate methods and the testing of these assumptions through exploratory data analysis. Statistical topics include Factorial ANOVA & ANCOVA, Multiple Regression, and MANOVA. Knowledge of SPSS is critical to the successful completion of PSY-717. When completing this course, students will be able to conduct advanced statistical analyses and communicate the results of these analyses using appropriate language and APA style for text, tables and figures. This course may not be taken as pass/fail.
Pre-requisites: PSY-716A  
Delivery Method: Distance/Electronically Mediated
Grading Default: Letter
Learning Outcome(s):  

  1. Know the assumptions underlying multivariate statistical techniques and how to test these assumptions through exploratory data analysis methods using IBM-SPSS.
  2. Be able to apply data modification and transformation methods when the assumptions of multivariate statistical techniques are violated.
  3. Be able to apply appropriate statistical method to a variety of research questions and designs.
  4. Be able to conduct Factorial ANOVA & ANCOVA, Multiple Regression (including hierarchical methods), and MANOVA.
  5. Be able to write-up the results of all the statistical techniques discussed above, using APA format and including properly constructed tables.
  6. Be familiar with the issues related to statistical significance, effect sizes, confidence intervals, and contemporary challenges and alternatives to null hypothesis significance testing (NHST).
  7. Be able to address real world problems through the application of appropriate multivariate statistical methods.

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