Fundamentals of Psychological Research II [82:251]

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to statistical inference. We will spend a considerable amount of time attempting to discover solutions to the following problems: How can we formulate hypotheses about the mind in a formal and universal language (i.e. mathematics)? How can we test these hypotheses ? How are we justified in generalizing the results of an experiment to the population at large? What are the limitations of our methods for acquiring knowledge of the mind? 

More poetically, we will be learning why calculating the mean of means, the mean of variances, the variance of means, and sometimes the variance of variances results in something meaningful.

251 Fundamentals II – Syllabus – Winter 2022