Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Statistics

The first unit in this course will introduce you to the principles of statistics and why we study and use them in the behavioral sciences. It covers the basic terminology and notation used for statistics, as well as how people in the behavioral sciences think about, use, interpret, and communicate information and data. The unit will conclude with a brief introduction to concepts in probability that underlie how scientists perform data analysis. The material in this unit will serve as the building blocks for the logic and application of hypothesis testing, which is introduced in Unit 2 and comprises the rest of the material in the course.


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Introduction to Statistics in the Psychological Sciences by Linda R. Cote Ph.D.; Rupa G. Gordon Ph.D.; Chrislyn E. Randell Ph.D.; Judy Schmitt; and Helena Marvin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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