Psyc 601: Quantitative Methods

A. Course Description and Requirments

Quantitative Methods (Psyc 601) is a basic course in statistical methods and concepts applied to general psychological research. Much of the material is theoretical in nature and provides a rationale for the practical application of statistical tests to research problems in psychology. In addition, the problems of quantitation and measurement will be discussed and students will be introduced to at least one statistical computer package.

B. Course Grade

The course grade will be based on a weighted combination of two exams, a final, homework, and class participation, as follows: Exam 1 = 20%; Exam 2 = 20%; Final = 25%; Homework = 25%; Class Participation = 10%.

C. Textbook

Howell, D. C. (1997). Statistical Methods for Psychology (4th Ed.), Boston: Duxbury Press.

D. Instructor

Dr. Kent L. Norman (see class roster for more information)
Office: ZP3123F
Email: kent_norman@lap.umd.edu
Phone: 301 405-5924
Office Hours:
TBD

E. Teaching Assistants

TBD

Psyc 601: Quantitative Methods

DateTopicReadingAssignment

Introduction: HyperCourseware
TTM
PROJ1

Statistical Concepts
Ch1
DATA1

Describing and Exploring Data
Ch2
HW1

Central Tendency and Variability
Ch2
DIAG1

The Normal Distribution
Ch3
HW2

Sampling Distributions / Hypothesis Testing
Ch4


Probability
Ch5
HW3

Binomial Distribution
Ch5


Categorical Data Chi-Square
Ch5
HW4

Continued
Ch6


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Hypothesis Tests
Ch7
DATA2

Applied to Means
Ch7
HW5

Applied to Means
Ch7
DIAG2

Power Calculation
Ch8
HW6

Continued
Ch8


Correlation and Regression
Ch9
DATA3

Continued
Ch9
HW7

Correlation, Other Types
Ch10


Simple ANOVA
Ch11
HW8

Continued
Ch11
DIAG3

Continued
Ch11


>>> Exam 2 <<<



Multiple Comparisons
Ch12
HW9

Factorial Analysis of Variance
Ch13
HW10

Thanksgiving Break



Repeated Measures
Ch14
HW11

Continued
Ch14


Log Linear
Ch17


Nonparametric Tests
Ch18
HW12

Final Exam 10:30 - 12:30