Department of Counselling and Psychology Course outline
Course Title Statistics for Social Sciences
Course Code PSY103
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
This course aims to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts and techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics in behavioral sciences. The course begins with an introduction to the basic statistical concepts and the logic of hypothesis testing. The application of statistical techniques and the computation of statistics will also be demonstrated to answer research questions in the real world. Students will also learn how to visualize data, interpret statistical output, and report statistical results.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. Describe the role of statistics and research in the study of behavioural sciences;

2. Display and interpret data in tabular and graphical forms;

3. Explain the concepts of central tendency, the logic of inferential statistics, and the steps of          hypothesis testing;

4. Select appropriate statistical tests with attention given to the underlying assumptions;

5. Compute basic descriptive and inferential statistics, interpret statistical output, and report          the results in APA format;

Assessment Tasks
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Mid-Term Test
Final Examination
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