PSYC 3101 Statistics and Research Methods in Psychology

About the Course

Introduces descriptive and inferential statistics and their roles in psychological research. Topics include correlation, regression, T-test, analysis of variance, and selected nonparametric statistics.


Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic statistical measures, including descriptive measures of central tendency, variability, and frequency and probability, and inferential measures of t-tests, analyses of variance, correlation, linear regression, and chi-square. Students will also learn to use statistical software, and will learn basic methods for conducting research.

Grade Breakdown

  • 4 tests (3×100+1×200): 500 pts
  • Participation in discussions: 20 pts
  • Quizzes: 50 pts
  • Homework assignments: 100 pts
    Total: 670 pts

Required Text

  • Privitera, G.J. (2012). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Los Angeles: Sage. ISBN: 978-1-4129-6931-4.

Instructor Contact


Diane Martichuski earned her Ph.D in Social and Environmental Psychology from Colorado State University in 1992. She has been teaching for over 20 years, with an emphasis on the General Psychology and Statistics and Research Methods courses. She has taught 16 different courses in psychology over her career. She conducts occasional research on the teaching of psychology.

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