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Correlational Designs

Offerings:
Course GEDU 721 | Fall semester of odd-numbered academic years.

Prerequisites:
Course GEDU 706 | Applied Educational Statistics
Course GEDU 708 | Research Methods in Education

Catalog Description:

General Education course descriptions in the USF General Catalog online.

Objectives or Outcomes:

  1. Familiarity with the language and interpretation of regression-based analyses
  2. Discuss and interpret research articles using regression analyses
  3. Complete SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) worksheets during class providing hands-on experience using regression

Course Topics:

  1. Introduction and Statistical Review I
  2. Item analysis
  3. Correlation and reliability
  4. Simple regression
  5. Multiple regression
  6. Analysis of covariance
  7. Path analysis, LISREL, and hierarchical linear models

Criteria for Evaluation:

May include one of the following: attendance or a paper.

Possible Course Textbooks:

Pedhazur, E. Multiple regression in behavioral research: Explanation and prediction (3rd ed.). Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace.