Same AS MTH 190
An overview of the statistical methods needed for undergraduate research emphasizing methods for data collection, data description, and statistical inference including an introduction to study design, confidence intervals, testing hypotheses, analysis of variance and regression analysis. Techniques for analyzing both quantitative and categorical data will be discussed. Applications are emphasized, and students use SPSS and other statistical software for data analysis. Classes meet for lecture/discussion and a required laboratory that emphasizes the analysis of real data. This course satisfies the basis requirement for the psychology major. Students who have taken MTH 111 or the equivalent should take MTH 245, which also satisfies the basis requirement. Normally students will receive credit for only one of the following introductory statistics courses: MTH 190/PSY 190, ECO 220, GOV 190, MTH 241, MTH 245, or SOC 201. Exceptions may be allowed in special circumstances and require permission of the adviser and the instructor. Enrollment limited to 40.