Instructor: Justin Junge
Description of Course Goals and CurriculumScience searches for patterns in data. Quantitative methods (statistics) are tools for finding and evaluating these patterns. This course introduces foundational concepts in quantitative methods, including data visualization and common statistical tests used in psychological research. Class meets twice a week for 50 minute lectures, and once a week for a 50 minute precept. Assignments consist of weekly problem sets, and a midterm and a final exam.
Learning From Classroom InstructionLectures give you applied theoretical explanations of certain statistical concepts in psychology. Precepts help explain certain concepts more thoroughly.
Learning For and From AssignmentsYou learn certain statistical concepts through textbook reading, and weekly problem sets.
External ResourcesFree Online Stats Textbook, by David Lane et al. (online access recommended for interactive features), downloadable pdf and eUbook available http://onlinestatbook.com/
What Students Should Know About This Course For Purposes Of Course SelectionMake sure you review all of the statistics course offerings at Princeton to help you decide which statistics course to take. This one is definitely more conceptual/theoretical instead of applied.