PSYCH 120 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

The use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance; chi squared and t-tests; effect size; confidence intervals; and application of technology for statistical analysis including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings, especially for practical applications using data from disciplines such as the social sciences, health care and education. While the MATH 110 class approaches these topics with a firmer grounding in the principles of mathematics, this PSYCH 120 does cover the mathematical basis of statistics, probability theory and estimation, but focuses on the interpretation and application, uses and misuses, and the analysis and criticism of statistical arguments in public discourse.  (C-ID MATH 110; SOCI 125)

Units: 4.00

Offered: (Fa,Sp,Sm)

UC*, CSU, Associate Degree Applicable

Prerequisites: Eligibility for MATH 102 or eligibility for PSYCH 120 as determined through the Crafton Hills College assessment process

Corequisites: None

Lecture: Minimum 64 hours per semester


*MATH 108, MATH 110, PSYCH 108, PSYCH 120 combined: maximum UC credit, one course.


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