# PSY2317.

001—Statistics for Psychology—Spring 2007
Green Hall 4.428 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 12:30-1:00PM Tue & Thu 5:00-5:30PM Teaching Assistant Khamid Bakhadirov GR 4.306 khamid@student.utdallas.edu Office hours: Mon 9:30-10:30AM & 11:20-12:20PM

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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 Required homework forms: You may purchase homework forms at the Copy Center located in the front of the UTD book store or you may download the forms from the following website: www.utdallas.edu/~bedelman/general.html

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 1/08 1/10 1/12 1/15 1/17 1/19 1/22 1/24 1/26 1/29 1/31 2/02 2/05 2/07 2/09 2/12 Lecture & Test Introduction, Tables& Graphs Frequency distributions Measures of central tendency MLK HOLIDAY Variability z scores Normal Curve Population vs Sample Probability Review Intro to Hypothesis testing TEST 1 (Ch 1,2 & 3) Intro to Hypothesis testing Decision Errors Hypothesis testing using means of samples Hypothesis testing using means of samples Power and effect size Power and effect size HW 4 & HW 5 Due Chapter 6 Chapter 5 Chapter 4 HW 3 Due HW 1 & HW 2 Due Chapter 3 --------------------------Chapter 2 ---------------------Homework DUE Reading Chapter 1

2/14 2/16

2/19 2/21 2/23

t-test Single Sample t-test Dependent means t-test Independent means

HW 6 Due

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

2/26 2/28 3/02

TEST 2 ( Ch 4, 5 & 6) t-test Independent means t-test Independent means Chapter 8

3/05-3/09 3/12 3/14 3/16 3/19 3/21 3/23 3/26 3/28 3/30 4/02 4/04 4/06 4/09 4/11 4/13 4/16 4/18 4/20

SPRING BREAK Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) TEST 3 (Ch 7 & 8) Factorial Design Factorial Design Factorial Design Correlation Correlation Correlation TEST 4 (Ch 9 & 10) Prediction Prediction Prediction Chi square test Chi square test Chi square test Review

------------------HW 7 & HW 8 Due

----------------Chapter 9

Chapter 10

HW 9 & HW 10 Due

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

HW 11 & HW12 Due

Chapter 13

4/23

TEST 5 (Ch 11,12 & 13)