# PSY2317.

001—Statistics for Psychology—Fall 2007
Green Hall 4.301 Monday, Wednesday & Friday Lectures 10:30-11:20 AM

Instructor Contact Information Dr. Nancy Juhn GR 4.712 njuhn@utdallas.edu Office hours: Mon & Wed 12:30 - 1:00 pm Mon & Wed 5:00 - 5:30 pm Teaching Assistant Jun Yi Wang GR 2.410 jyw032000@utdallas.edu Office hours: Mon 11:30am - 12:30pm Fri 9:30am - 10:30am

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Prerequisites: College Algebra MATH - 1300, or MATH - 1306, or MATH - 1314 Course Description: 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). Student Learning Objectives: After completing the course, students should be able to: 2.1.a Describe how various research designs address different types of questions and hypotheses. 2.1.b Articulate strengths and limitations of various research designs. 2.1.c Distinguish the nature of designs that permit causal inferences from those that do not. 2.2.a Compute or interpret basic descriptive statistics (central tendencies, variability, standardized scores) and inferential statistical tests (chi square, t-test, simple ANOVA, correlation, regression). 2.2.b Distinguish between statistical significance and practical significance. 2.2.c Describe effect size and confidence intervals. Required Textbook and Materials: Required textbook: Aron, Aron & Coups, (2006), Statistics for Psychology ,Fourth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall Lecture Notes and homework forms: You may purchase these items at the Copy Center located in the front of the UTD book.

complete 2 experimental credits by the last day of class. If you do not turn in your experimental credit by the dead line you will receive an incomplete for the course. If you have questions about your experimental credit contact Kent Mecklenburg (972)883-2360 or kentm@utdallas.edu

These descriptions and timelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Professor. Date 8/17 8/20 8/22 8/24 8/27 8/29 8/31 9/3 9/5 9/7 9/10 9/12 9/14 9/17 9/19 9/21 9/24 9/26 9/28 10/1 10/3 10/5 10/8 10/10 10/12 “ Power and effect size Power and effect size t-test Single Sample TEST 2 (Ch 4,5 & 6) t-test Dependent means t-test Independent means t-test Independent means t-test Independent means Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) HW8 Chapter 9 HW 7 Chapter 8 HW 5 Chapter 6 HW 6 Chapter 7 Lecture & Test Introduction Tables, Graphs Frequency distributions Measures of central tendency Variability z scores Normal Curve Labor Day –NO Class Population vs Sample Probability TEST 1 (Ch 1,2 & 3) Intro to Hypothesis testing “ Decision Errors Hypothesis testing using means of samples HW 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 4 HW3 HW2 Chapter 3 HW1 Chapter 2 Homework Reading Chapter 1

10/15 10/17 10/19 10/22 10/24 10/26 10/29 10/31 11/2 11/5 11/7 11/9 11/12 11/14 11/16 11/19 11/21 11/23 11/26

TEST 3 (Ch 7 & 8) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Factorial Design Factorial Design Factorial Design TEST 4 (Ch 9 & 10) Correlation Correlation Correlation Prediction Prediction Prediction Chi square test Chi square test Chi square test Review Thanksgiving Holiday TEST 5 (Ch 11,12 & 13) (Last test for the semester-NO Final Exam) HW 13 HW 12 Chapter 13 HW 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 11 HW 10 HW 9 Chapter 10