BHVS320 Analytical Reasoning and Presentation of Data
The world is full of numbers. But, what do the numbers mean? Statistical approaches dominate the field of social scientific inquiry and psychological research. Not a day goes by that we don’t hear a pundit say, "Research shows…" This course addresses the fundamental principles of statistics, emphasizing not how to do the quantitative mechanics of it, but rather how to interpret statistical studies and cull the insights for action or decision-making. This course emphasizes statistical reasoning and when causality can be claimed, as well as how to work with statisticians to set up meaningful inquiry and valid data collection and analysis. Students practice effective ways to display and present data as well as analytics, in support of research findings including how to use graphs, charts and data representation to formulate a position or hypothesis.
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