Design, analysis, and reporting of psychological research.
This online section of PSY350 was developed by Dr. Kimberly Henry, a Professor of Psychology at CSU, and a Professor of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. In this course, you are going to learn the fundamentals of data science. Data science is an interdisciplinary field that aims to produce insight from data. The focus will be on using data science for social good – that is, to help illuminate, understand, and solve the problems in our society that are related to health inequity and social injustice. You will learn how to do all of this work using RStudio — including data visualization, data carpentry, data modeling, and reporting of all your produced work using beautiful R Markdown Reports. You will gain valuable skills that are highly desired by employers.
When designing this course, Dr. Henry spent a lot time reflecting on her own academic training. Her early opportunities to use statistics, data science and mathematical thinking to solve real world problems were transformative – and ultimately led her to pursue a career in social science. She designed this course so that you could have these same types of experiences and hopefully develop a love for applying statistics to help solve the wicked problems in our society.
PSY 250 (Research Design and Analysis I)
Textbooks and Materials
Please check the CSU Bookstore for textbook information. Textbook listings are available at the CSU Bookstore about 3 weeks prior to the start of the term.
Alyssa Mitchell Gibbons received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois in 2007, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. Her research explores various aspects of the assessment center method, including measurement, consistency of performance, and developmental applications. Dr. Gibbons’ other research interests include safety culture and climate in the workplace and the role of advice in decision making. She currently teaches graduate courses in Measurement and Personality as well as an undergraduate course in Industrial Psychology.