STATISTICS for PSYCHOLOGY (PSY 2317 sec 001) SYLLABUS FOR SPRING 2006 Instructor: Dr.

Nancy Juhn Email: UTD Web CT or nancyjuhn@comcast.net GR 2.410 Office hours – Mon 12:00-1:00 PM, Wed 12:00-12:30 PM Perwaiz Ismaili Email: pbi021000@utdallas.edu Office hours: Wed 12:00-2:00PM - GR 4.906 College Algebra MATH - 1300, or MATH - 1306, or MATH - 1314

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Abstract: 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). Course Requirements: Required Materials • Required textbook Aron, Aron & Coups, (2006), Statistics for Psychology ,Fourth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall • Required homework forms (see next page for directions) • A simple pocket calculator. Optional Materials • Online study guide that accompanies text – http://www.prenhall.com/aron • Copies of lecture transparencies are available (see next page) Experimental Credits: Because this is a core course you must complete 2 experimental credits by the last day of class. Turn the credit sheet in to the office indicated on the form by this date. If you do not turn in your experimental credit sheet by this tim e you will receive an incomplete (X) for the course. Your course grade will be posted when you complete the experimental credits. If you have concerns or questions about your experimental credits contact Kent Mecklenburg (972) 883-2360 or kentm@utdallas.edu

Evaluation: • Tests (90 %) Ø NO Make-up tests are allowed.* Ø You may use your notes and homework for all tests. Ø No Final Exam • Homework assignments (10 %) Ø Homework must be done on correct form in order to receive credit. Ø NO Late homework. – 2 lowest homework scores will be dropped. You may purchase homework forms and copies of the transparencies used during the lectures at the Copy Center located in the front of the UTD bookstore. Alternatively, homework forms and lecture outlines may be downloaded from the following website: www.utdallas.edu/~bedelman/general.html Select PSY2317, select homework for correct chapter, and print the form. Forms will be available in Word and PDF formats.

Grade Assignment Policy: Grades will be assigned based on your numeric average of the tests and homework.. • 93 – 100 = A • 90 – 92 = A• 88 – 89 = B+ • 83 – 87 = B • 80 – 82 = B• 78 – 79 = C+ • 73 – 77 = C • 70 – 72 = C• 68 – 69 = D+ • 63 – 67 = D • 60 – 62 = D• Below 60 = F * If you have an emergency, you must provide appropriate documentation (medical bill or doctor’s note, etc.) in order to make-up a test. I do not provide extra credit work. NOTE: The syllabus is subject to change and it is student’s responsibilities to obtain updated information, i.e., exam dates, homework assignments and due dates, etc. All announcements will be made during class periods.

Statistics for Psychology: Spring 2006 SCHEDULE Date 1/09 1/11 1/13 1/16 1/18 1/20 1/23 1/25 1/27 1/30 2/01 2/03 2/06 2/08 2/10 2/13 2/15 2/17 Lecture & Test Introduction Tables, Graphs Frequency distributions HOLIDAY Measures of central tendency Variability z scores Normal Curve Population vs Sample Probability Intro to Hypothesis testing TEST 1 (Ch 1,2 & 3) Intro to Hypothesis testing Decision Errors Hypothesis testing using means of samples “ Power and effect size Power and effect size HW 5 Due HW 4 Due Chapter 5 HW 3 Due Chapter 4 HW 1 and 2 Due Chapter 3 -----------------------------------------------Chapter 2 Homework DUE Reading Chapter 1

Chapter 6

2/20 2/22 2/24

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

HW 6 Due

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

2/27 3/01 3/03

TEST 2 ( Ch 4, 5 & 6) t-test Independent means t-test Independent means HW 7 Due Chapter 8

3/06-3/10 3/13 3/15 3/17 3/20 3/22 3/24 3/27 3/29 3/31 4/03 4/05 4/07 4/10 4/12 4/14 4/17 4/19 4/21

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

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

HW 8 Due

HW 9 Due

Chapter 10

HW 10 Due

Chapter 11

HW 11 Due

Chapter 12

HW 12 Due

Chapter 13

4/24

TEST 5 (Ch 11,12 & 13)

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