PSYC 3301 Statistics in Everyday Life (Spring/Fall: 3 )
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply statistical knowledge to understand real world problems. Statistical thinking helps us demystify puzzles. When does anxiety help athletes perform and when does it hurt? How can we figure out whether a disease clustering in a geographical area occurred by chance or due to a hidden cause? When you think of someone just before that person calls you, is that evidence of mind over matter, or is it coincidence? The course will involve hands-on work in class with statistical software and actual data. The goal of this course is to develop critical thinking skills and to enhance students' familiarity with statistics.
Instructor(s): Li Chen
Last Updated: 06-Feb-15