PSYC 307

Data/Statistical Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective March 1, 2000 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Students learn the basic procedures used in the collection and analysis of data in the behavioral sciences. Statistical software is used to conduct descriptive and inferential analyses of both small and large data sets. Students learn to write conceptual conclusions supported by statistical analyses. Prerequisite: Completion of math general education requirements.

Special information

Prerequisite: Completion of math general education requirements.

Learning outcomes


  • Be able to use a statistical software package to conduct univariate and multivariate analyses.
  • Critically evaluate the statistical presentations of others.
  • Understand, conduct, and apply data analysis techniques to solve conceptual and theoretical problems.
  • Write explanations arguing how statistical results support or fail to support theoretical ideas in Psychology and the behavioral sciences.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.