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Learning Something About Yourself Using Statistics: A Course Project for an Introductory Statistical Methods Course

This activity describes a course project one can use for an introductory statistical methods course that specializes in behavioral science. The main objective is for students to select personal behavioral variables of interest to them that they can collect data on and analyze using statistical techniques learned over the course of the semester. This project is broken up into three parts: (a) selection of behavioral variables that the student will collect data for, (b) a 2 month data collection period, (c) data analysis and research report writing.


Author: Justin Ostrofsky, Ph.D.

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Download Data Sheet for Project PDF