10686 Research Experience, Regression Analysis and Analysis of Variance 1

Credits: 3 intermediate credits in Psychology

Prerequisites: Introduction to Statistics for Students of Social Sciences I, Introduction to Statistics for Students of Social Sciences II, Research Methods in Social Sciences, Introduction to Psychology

Students are advised to fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the library.

Authors: Ruth Beyth-Marom, Shmuel Ellis, Eran Chajut, Kelly Saporta

The course has two parts: The first part aims to enable students who studied research methods and statistical processing to gain hands-on experience in their own research, particularly: to read articles (primarily empirical) in psychology; to gain knowledge in scientific writing; to experience research, including planning and conducting research, and writing a full report (introduction, method, results and discussion). In this part of the course, through group tutorials as well as at four individual sessions with the tutor, students are guided in how to conduct and report on empirical research. Students select three articles out of a pool of articles that changes from semester to semester. The three articles serve as background for conducting and writing the research.

The second part of the course presents advanced statistical methods for analyzing data collected during research. Topics include: Regression analysis; Regression and its uses; One-way analysis of variance; Two-way analysis of variance. The materials include SPSS software.

1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.