Departmental Outcomes for Psychology 205, Fall 2017
The Math Department has established eight outcomes for graduating
mathematics majors. The table below indicates which outcomes will
beaddressed in Psychology 205.
||Where/when it is addressed
||This course will address knowledge of statistics
including basic descriptions of data, interpretation of data,
concepts of probability, and inferential statistics tools including
t, chi-square, ANOVA, and linear regression tests.
||Students must demonstrate critical thinking when
presented with research papers and their abstracts, sets of data,
making judgments about bias within data gathering techniques,
determining whether statistical tests were properly or improperly
applied, and watching for cases of testing errors.
||The work in this class is primarily focused on
questions asked about populations, analyzing data from those
populations using the tools of statistics and probability, drawing
conclusions from that analysis, and applying those conclusions to
||All statistics students need the ability to
properly communicate both the conclusions that can be reached from
their analysis of data, and the methods and procedures that were
used to arrive at those conclusions. Clearly expressing these
graphically and in writing is assessed.
||Discussions of ethical gathering and use of data is
discussed, and students are to behave ethically in the classroom
||Examples of the use of statistics include those
relating to resource management and other social issues. Also,
students are expected to manage their time effectively in order to
complete assignments and prepare for and take exams.
||While little is done directly to assess service, it
is expected that the skills developed in this class will enhance the
abilities of students to provide service to their communities in the
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