Psychology 313

Psychology 313 is designed to be a course in introductory to advanced regression and correlation “from the ground up.” We assume you have only an introductory graduate statistics course, and move through applied linear regression (both simple and multiple), treating topics such as outlier detection, missing data, transformation of variables, selection of variables, and assessment of interaction effects along the way, at the level of the textbook by Weisberg and other intermediate texts such as Cohen, Cohen, Aiken, and West.

We work primarily with the freeware statistics program R, although occasionally we will run an analysis on SPSS for demonstration purposes. In general, in my small graduate seminars, we adjust the pace according to the overallability and backgroundlevel of the students, and try to accommodate a variety of backgrounds.

Special Topics will be pursued depending on the overall speed of the class and the interests of its members.