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STATISTICS for PSYCHOLOGY -- PSY 2317 SYLLABUS FOR FALL 2005

Instructor:

Dr. Nancy Juhn nancyjuhn@comcast.net GR 2.410 – Office hours – Mon & Wed 12:00-12:50 PM

TA:

TBA

Prerequisite:

College Algebra

MATH - 1300, or MATH - 1306, or MATH - 1314

Abstract: This course is designed to introduce students to basic statistical methods for the design and analysis of psychology experiments. Subject areas include: measurement, graphs, descriptive statistics (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation), elementary probability, simple correlation and regression, distributions (e.g., normal, t, Chi-square, F), and inferential statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, criterion, sources of error, power, effect size, and an introduction to analysis of variance and factorial designs).

Course Requirements:

Required Materials

Required textbook Aron, A. & Aron, E. N. (2003), Statistics for Psychology, Third Edition, Prentice Hall

Required homework forms (see next page for directions)

A simple pocket calculator.

Optional Materials

Online study guide that accompanies text –

www.prenhall.com/aron Copies of lecture transparencies are available (see next page)

Experimental Credits: Because this is a core course you must complete 2 experimental credits by the last day of class, November 29. Please refer to the handout for complete information. If you do not turn in your experimental credit sheet by this time you will receive an incomplete (X) for the course. Your course grade will be posted when you complete the experimental credits. If you have concerns or questions about your experimental credits contact Kent Mecklenburg (972) 883-2360 or kentm@utdallas.edu

Evaluation:

Tests (90%)

ÿ NO Make-up tests are allowed*

ÿ You may use notes and homework for all tests

Homework assignments (10%)

ÿ Homework must be done on homework form

ÿ You must put your name on each page and staple pages together

ÿ NO Late homework – two lowest homework scores will be dropped

You may purchase homework forms copies at the copy center located in the front of the UTD bookstore. Homework forms may be downloaded from the following website www.utdallas.edu/~bedelman/general.html Select PSY2317, select homework for correct chapter, and print the form. Forms will be available in Word and PDF formats.

Copies of the transparencies used during the lectures are also available on the same website for downloading or purchasing at the copy center.

Grade Assignment Policy:

Grades will be assigned based on your numeric average of the tests and homework.

93 – 100 = A

90 – 92 = A-

88 –

89 = B+

83 – 87 = B

80 – 82 = B-

78 – 79 = C+

73 – 77 = C

70 – 72 = C-

68 – 69 = D+

63 – 67 = D

60 – 62 = D-

Below 60 = F

* If you have an emergency, you must provide a medical certificate or other appropriate documentation in order to take a missed test. I do not provide extra credit work.

Statistics for Psychology: Fall 2005 SCHEDULE

Date

Lecture

Homework

Reading

08/19

Introduction

 

Chapter 1

08/22

Tables, Graphs

   

08/24

Frequency distributions

08/26

Measures of central tendency

HW1- Chap 1 due

Chapter 2

08/29

Measures of dispersion

   

08/31

z scores

09/02

Correlation

HW 2 - Chap 2 due

Chapter 3

09/05

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09/07

Correlation

09/09

**TEST 1 (Chap 1 & 2)**

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09/12

Regression

 

Chapter 4

09/14

Regression

HW 3 - Chap 3 due

09/16

Regression

09/19

Normal Curve

HW 4 - Chap 4 due

Chapter 5

09/21

Population vs Sample

09/23

Probability

09/26

**TEST 2 (Chap 3 & 4)**

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09/28

Intro to hypothesis testing

HW 5 - Chap 5 due

Chapter 6

09/30

Intro to hypothesis testing

10/03

Hypothesis testing using means of samples

HW 6 - Chap 6 due

Chapter 7

10/05

10/07

Hypothesis testing

Date

 

Lecture

Homework

Reading

10/10

**TEST 3 (Chap 5 & 6)**

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10/12

 

Power and effect size

Chapter 8

10/14

Power and effect size

HW 7 - Chap 7 due

10/17

 

Power and effect size

   

10/19

 

t

test dependent means

HW 8 - Chap 8 due

Chapter 9

10/21

t

test dependent means

10/24

t

test independent means

HW 9 - Chap 9 due

Chapter 10

10/26

t

test independent means

10/28

**TEST 4 (Chap 7 & 8)**

10/31

t

test independent means

   

11/02

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

HW 10 - Chap10 due

Chapter 11

11/04

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

11/07

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

   

11/09

**TEST 5 (Chap 9, 10)**

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11/11

 

Factorial designs

Chapter 13 Pages 451 – 463

11/14

 

Factorial designs

HW 11- Chap 11 due

 

11/16

Chi square

Chapter 14

11/18

Chi square

HW 12 - Chap 13 due

11/21

 

Chi Square

   

11/23

Review

11/25

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11/28

**TEST 6 (Chap 11,13,14)**

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