Students will build on their understanding of the basic parametric and non-parametric tests and how these are implemented in SPSS to move on to consider the analysis of variance concept. From this background, the major emphasis will be the application of multivariate statistics, with factor analysis, path analysis, and latent variable modeling being among other current techniques to be discussed. Students will search the literature related to their fields of expertise to become aware of instances where some of these techniques have proved useful, and will deconstruct these instances. The focus of this course will be on the implementation of the techniques, and the interpretation of the output rather focusing intensively on the statistical underpinnings of the techniques. Students will develop the skill to devise and test their own hypotheses on their own data set.

3.0Credits