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EDP-Professional Education

EDP600 - Statistical Methods

This course introduces the student to statistical concepts and techniques that are essential for valid and reliable educational research. Emphasis is placed upon understanding the logic of various statistical inference procedures, their correct use and proper interpretation. Numerous descriptive and inferential statistical methods are covered, including box plots, stem and leaf displays, scatter diagrams, single sample t test, independent samples t test, related samples t test, Wilcoxon signed rank test, Mann Whitney U test, confidence intervals, correlations, multiple regression, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, analysis of variance for repeated measures designs, analysis of covariance, and multivariate analysis of variance. At the conclusion of the course, the student is expected to be able to describe and critique the statistical methods used in published research studies and correctly apply the appropriate statistical methods in his/her own research. The SPSS software statistical package is extensively referenced throughout the course. (3 crs.)