# PSYC 6273. Computer programming for experimental psychology

**Department of Psychology**

York University

Fall term 2016

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-1:00

York University

Fall term 2016

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30-1:00

**• Syllabus**

**General description:**This graduate course covers computer programming methods that are useful in experimental psychology. The course assumes no previous programming experience, and brings students to the point where they are able to write useful programs to advance their own research. Classes are held in a computer laboratory, and each week's class consists of a lecture followed by programming practice on assigned problems. Topics include the MATLAB programming language, data files, curve fitting, Monte Carlo simulations, statistical tests, journal-quality data plots, 2D and 3D graphics (OpenGL), and interfacing to external devices.

## Lecture notes

• Topic 1 Introduction to MATLAB
| code | solutions |

• Topic 2 Matrices and functions
| code | solutions |

• Topic 3 Loops
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• Topic 4 Plots
| code |

## Tests and problem sets

**•**Problem set 1

**•**Test bank