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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BSS 2100 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

The course reviews basic concepts of statistical analysis as applied to empirical questions from psychology, social sciences, and life sciences. The goal is to foster the scientific perspective, to incite critical thinking, and to produce better consumers of information. The course focus, at one level, is on basic descriptive concepts (e.g., central tendency, variability) and techniques (e.g., correlation, regression); and on another level, basic issues in hypothesis testing (e.g., probability, decision errors), and basic parametric techniques invoked to test statistical hypotheses (e.g., z-test, t-test, and one-factor ANOVAs).