Certificate In Quantitative Psychology


Admission Requirements: 3 credits of graduate equivalent courses in Statistics (Stat 571, Stat 582, or equivalent) plus 3 credits of graduate research methods in Psychology (Psych 501 or equivalent). Minimum grade of B+ in all courses required for admission.

Course Equivalencies: All course equivalencies will be determined by the program coordinator, Dr. Marcus Crede’ (mcrede@iastate.edu).

Questions: Direct all questions to Dr. Crede’ (mcrede@iastate.edu).

Forms: Students must complete three forms: Request to Pursue a Graduate Certificate, Certificate Program of Study form, and when all requirements have been met the Certificate Completion form. All forms can also be accessed on the Graduate College site: https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/student/forms/.

Required Courses: (13 Graduate Credits Required)

A. Any one of the following courses (3 credits):

  • Stat 575:   Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Stat 573:   Introduction to Survey Sampling
  • Stat 587:   Statistical Methods for Research Workers
  • Stat 572:   Introduction to Time Series
  • Stat 577:   Introduction to Categorical Data Analysis
  • Stat 584:   Computer Processing of Scientific Data
  • Stat 586:   Introduction to Statistical Computing
  • Econ 500: Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis 1

B. Any two of the following courses (6 credits):

  • HDFS 603: Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • Psych 605:  Multilevel Modeling
  • Psych 542:  Applied Psychological Measurement
  • Soc 512:    Applied Multivariate Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Soc 613:    Structural Equation Models for Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • ResEv 554: Intermediate Research Methods
  • ResEv 570: Surveys in Educational Research
  • Econ 510:   Experimental Economics
  • Econ 571:   Intermediate Econometrics

C. Any four 1-credit sections of 594 (4 credits)

  • Psych 594A: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Classical Psychometric Theory (1 cr)
  • Psych 594B: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Modern Psychometric Methods (1 cr)
  • Psych 594C: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Construct Validation (1 cr)
  • Psych 594D: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Multi-dimensional Scaling (1 cr)
  • Psych 594E: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Cluster Analysis (1 cr)
  • Psych 594F: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Meta-Analysis (1 cr)
  • Psych 594G: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Longitudinal Analysis (1 cr)
  • Psych 594K: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Mediation and Moderation (1Cr)
  • Psych 594L:  Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Missing Data (1 cr)
  • Psych 594M: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Power Analysis (1 cr)
  • Psych 594N: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Generalized Linear Models (1 cr)
  • Psych 594P: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Systematic Reviews (1 cr)
  • Psych 594Q: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Signal Detection (1 cr)
  • Psych 594R: Quantitative Behavioral Methods: Practical Data Analysis (1 cr)