Main objectives of this course will be to distinguish between experimental and non-experimental research, and draw appropriate conclusions from each other. It will provide the orientation to the psychological research students about themethods in the areas of measurement, design, and analysis, and to evaluate the utility of new and existing methods for use in psychological research.
The quantitative concentration focuses on the broad class of quantitative and methodological issues that arise in the conduct of both basic and applied psychological research. The training of students of quantitative methods against a backdrop of methodological issues associated with the development of the substance of psychological science. The areas of quantitative research are SPSS, Bi-Variate Analysis-Cross Tabulations/ Interpretation, Frequency Distributions and Reporting Results (Discussion and Analysis).
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