2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 28, 2020  
2019 - 2020 College Catalog

ALHT 202 - Statistics and Research Methods


Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): UNIV 300 

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course explores concepts of qualitative & quantitative research and its use in conducting investigations of phenomenon in the social and behavioral sciences. The course will further provide the learner with an understanding of research methodologies and enable the learner to appropriately select statistical techniques to answer research questions. The learner will be introduced to the use of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Discuss the importance of statistics to their field of endeavor.
  2. Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research and basic concepts associated with descriptive statistics.
  3. Calculate, by hand and with SPSS, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, and inferential statistics such as: t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and simple regression.
  4. Gain an understanding of various types reliability and validity, hypothesis testing and normal curves.
  5. Analyze inferential statistical procedures, nonparametric procedures, and published research for appropriateness of methodology.