Course: PSY251
Instructor: Justin Junge
S 2016

Description of Course Goals and Curriculum

Science 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.
Make sure that you know the concepts in the weekly problem sets really really well, and don't be afraid to clarify the meanings of some concepts that you feel shaky about.

Learning From Classroom Instruction

Lectures give you applied theoretical explanations of certain statistical concepts in psychology. Precepts help explain certain concepts more thoroughly.

Learning For and From Assignments

You learn certain statistical concepts through textbook reading, and weekly problem sets.

External Resources

Free 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 Selection

Make 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.
Quantitative Methods

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  • December 10, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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    Make sure that you know the concepts in the weekly problem sets really really well, and don’t be afraid to clarify the meanings of some concepts that you feel shaky about.

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