Statistical Methods in Psychology

Psyc 200 Spring 2002

MWF 10:00 - 10:50 PM: PLS Teaching Theater, PLS 1129

Please Note:

1. This course will be taught in the PLS Teaching Theater in the Plant Sciences Building. 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 36 as the absolute maximum due to the number of computers and seats in PLS 1129.

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 20% to the final grade. The final exam will contribute 25%. Homework and projects will contribute the remaining 35%.

3. Homework: Problems will be assigned throughout the semester. Most of these assignments will be collected (electronically) and graded on a 10-point scale. 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. On-line Discussions: Several on-line discussions are required. You will be asked to contribute two entries into the dialogue on different controversial iissues in statistic. Satisfactory participation will be awared 10 points.

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

7. 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.

8. Attendance: Attendance is recorded automatically by the software and it is strongly advised that you attend every class. If you have to miss a class, please inidcate the reason, in the Schedule Module. You are responsible for lecture material not covered in the text. Your instructor will not provide lecture notes.

9. On-Line Textbook: Two on-line texts will be used in this course:

Lane, D. M., (1997). HyperStat Online. URL: http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html

10. Course Outline (dates subject to change)

Syllabus

Psyc 200: Statistical Methods

DateTopicReadingsAssignments
1/28/2002
Introduction to the aITs Classroom
RD_01

1/30/2002
Statistics in Psychology
RD_02
Class Roll
2/1/2002
continued

Data_1
2/4/2002
Numbers, Measurement and Data
RD_03
HW_01
2/6/2002
continued

Discussion 1
2/8/2002
Frequency Distributions
RD_04

2/11/2002
continued

HW_02
2/13/2002
Measures of Central Tendency
RD_05

2/15/2002
continued


2/18/2002
Measures of Variability

HW_03
2/20/2002
continued


2/22/2002
Probability and Random Variables
RD_06
Discussion 2
2/25/2002
continued


2/27/2002
Binomial Probabilities

HW_05
3/1/2002
continued


3/4/2002
*** Exam 1 ***


3/6/2002
The Normal Distribution
RD_07
HW_06
3/8/2002
continued


3/11/2002
Sampling Distributions
RD_08

3/13/2002
conintued


3/15/2002
Confidence Intervals
RD_09
HW_07
3/18/2002
continued


3/20/2002
Hypothesis Testing
RD_10
Discussion 3
3/22/2002
continued

Data 2
3/25/2002
Spring Break


4/1/2002
Student's T Test
RD_11

4/3/2002
continued


4/5/2002
T-Tests Between Groups
RD_12
HW_08
4/8/2002
continued


4/10/2002
continued


4/12/2002
*** Exam 2 ***


4/15/2002
Introduction to Analysis of Variance
RD_13

4/17/2002
continued

HW_09
4/19/2002
continued

Discussion 4
4/22/2002
Factorial Designs
RD_14
HW_10
4/24/2002
continued


4/26/2002
Correlation
RD_15
Data 3
4/29/2002
continued


5/1/2002
Linear Regression
RD_16
HW_11
5/3/2002
continued


5/6/2002
continued


5/8/2002
Chi-Square Tests
RD_17
HW_12
5/10/2002
continued


5/13/2002
continued


5/16/2002
*** Final Exam *** (8:00 - 10:00 am)


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