Spring 2022

Statistics and Experimental Design

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-122

Formerly listed as: PSYC-22


Matthew Schulkind (Section 01)


An introduction to and critical consideration of experimental methodology in psychology. Topics will include the formation of testable hypotheses, the selection and implementation of appropriate procedures, the statistical description and analysis of experimental data, and the interpretation of results. Articles from the experimental journals and popular literature will illustrate and interrelate these topics and provide a survey of experimental techniques and content areas. 

Requisite: PSYC 100 or consent of the instructor. Limited to 30 students. Fall and spring semesters: Fall: Professor Schulkind.  Spring: Professor Schulkind.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: This course will include both online and in-person lectures. It adopts a quantitative approach; students will be asked to solve quantitative problems both inside and outside of class. Problem sets will be assigned weekly. There will be short reading assignments approximately every other week. Students should expect three in-class exams. Homework assignments and exams will include a mixture of calculation and conceptual questions. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.


Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025