Statistical Methods in Psychology

Psyc 200 Spring 1998

MWF 2:00 - 2:50 PM: aITs Teaching Theater, CSS 1410

Please Note:

1. This course will be taught in the aITs Teaching Theater in the Computer Science Center. This is an electronic classroom with computers at the desks.

2. All materials including the book, exams, and assignments will be electronic. There is no printed textbook required from the bookstore.

3. All students will need to have computer access either on-campus through the WAM labs, the BSOS labs, or dormitories and/or off-campus through the World Wide Web.

4. Enrollment in this section is limited to 40 as the absolute maximum due to the number of computers and seats in CSS 1410.

5. The content material in this section will be the same as the other sections and will conform to the topics listed in published course descriptions.

Course Requirements and Guidelines

1. Prerequisites: (Math 111, 140, or 220) and (Psyc 100)

2. Exams: Two exams will be given during the semester in addition to the final exam. Make-up exams will be given only with a valid excuse. Each exam will contribute 25% to the final grade. The final exam will contribute 25%. Homework and projects will contribute the remaining 25%.

3. Homework: Problems will be assigned throughout the semester. Some of these assignments will be collected (electronically) and graded (e.g., Excellent, Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory). The teaching assistant will be happy to go over the homework with you if you have any problems.

4. Projects: Assignments will be given throughout the semester to collect your own data and to analyze it. These projects will be collected for grading.

5. Class Notes: Note taking and study behavior is very important in statistics. If you have difficulty keeping organized and complete notes, seek help fast.

6. Reading Assignments: Reading assignments should be completed by the date listed on the course outline. Lectures and class discussions presuppose that you have read the material.

7. Attendance: It is not mandatory that you attend all classes, but it is strongly advised. You are responsible for lecture material not covered in the text. Your instructor will not provide lecture notes.

8. On-Line Textbook: Lane, David L. HyperStat Online at http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/hyperstat/contents.html

Course Outline

1/28/98
Introduction to the aITs Classroom
TTman
--
1/30/98
Statistics in Psychology
HS1
PDesc
2/2/98
and on the Web
--
--
2/4/98
Numbers, Measurement and Data
--
Hw1
2/6/98
continued
--
--
2/9/98
Measures of Central Tendency
HS2
Data1
2/11/98
continued
--
Hw2
2/13/98
Measures of Variability
--
Dialog1
2/16/98
continued
--
--
2/18/98
Frequency Distributions
--
Hw3
2/20/98
continued
--

2/23/98
continued
--
--
2/25/98
The Normal Distribution
HS5
--
2/27/98
continued
--
Hw4
3/2/98
continued
--
--
3/4/98
>> Exam 1, Group 1 <<<
--
--
3/6/98
>> Exam 1, Group 2 <<<
--
--
3/9/98
Probability and Random Variables
HS4
Dialog2
3/11/98
continued
--
Hw5
3/13/98
Binomial Probabilities

Data2
3/16/98
continued
--
--
3/18/98
Sampling Distributions
HS6
--
3/20/98
continued

Hw6
3/23/98
*** Spring Break ***


3/30/98
Estimation Point
HS7
--
4/1/98
Confidence Intervals
HS8
Hw7
4/3/98
Hypothesis Testing
HS9
--
4/6/98
continued
--
--
4/8/98
>>> Exam 2, Group 2 <<<
--

4/10/98
>>> Exam 2, Group 1 <<<
--
--
4/13/98
Student's T Test
HS10
Dialog3
4/15/98
continued
--
--
4/17/98
T-Tests Between Groups
--
Hw8
4/20/98
continued
--
--
4/22/98
Introduction to Analysis of Variance
HS12
Dialog4
4/24/98
continued
--
Hw9
4/27/98
Factorial Designs
HS13
--
4/29/98
continued
--
--
5/1/98
Correlation
HS3
--
5/4/98
continued
--
Hw10
5/6/98
Linear Regression
HS15
--
5/8/98
continued
--
--
5/11/98
Chi-Square Tests
HS16
Hw11
5/13/98
continued
--
--
5/19/98
>>> Final Exam Group 1 8-9am<<<
--
--
5/19/98
>>> Final Exam Group 2 9-10am<<<
--
--

Dr. Kent L. Norman
email: kent_norman@mail.lap.ud.edu
phone: (301) 405-5924