

Course ID:  PSYC 6430. 3 hours. 
Course Title:  Applied Regression Methods in Psychology 
Course Description:  Simple and multiple regression methods as applied to the prediction and explanation of behavior. Topics include the formation and testing of models in experimental and nonexperimental research. Computer software packages are used for data analysis. 
Oasis Title:  APPLIED REGRESSION 
Prerequisite:  PSYC 6420 
Semester Course Offered:  Not offered on a regular basis. 
Grading System:  AF (Traditional) 

Course Objectives:  By the end of the course students should have learned to:
1. Use computer software to analyze regression models
2. Interpret results of simple and multiple regression analyses
3. Use diagnostics to determine appropriateness of a regression model
4. Determine appropriate order for conducting analyses of complex effects
5. Implement regression analyses in research
6. Critically evaluate research which employed regression analysis
This course will focus on uses of the multiple regression methods for data analysis
primarily in nonexperimental research applications. Of central importance is
distinguishing appropriate uses of multiple regression for prediction from uses
aimed at explanation. 
Topical Outline:  1. Correlation
2. Simple Regression
3. Multiple Regression
4. Diagnostics
5. Computer Applications
6. Statistical Control
7. Multiple Regression: Prediction
8. Multiple Regression: Explanation
9. Path Analysis
10. Structural Equation Models 