STATISTICS for PSYCHOLOGY -- PSY 2317 SYLLABUS FOR FALL 2005 Instructor: Dr. Nancy Juhn nancyjuhn@comcast.net GR 2.

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Prerequisite: College Algebra MATH - 1300, or MATH - 1306, or MATH - 1314 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, A. & Aron, E. N. (2003), Statistics for Psychology, Third Edition, Prentice Hall • Required homework forms (see next page for directions) • A simple pocket calculator. Optional Materials • Online study guide that accompanies text – 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, November 29. Please refer to the handout for complete information. If you do not turn in your experimental credit sheet by this time 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 notes and homework for all tests • Homework assignments (10%) Ø Homework must be done on homework form Ø You must put your name on each page and staple pages together Ø NO Late homework – two lowest homework scores will be dropped You may purchase homework forms copies at the copy center located in the front of the UTD bookstore. Homework forms 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. Copies of the transparencies used during the lectures are also available on the same website for downloading or purchasing at the copy center. 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 a medical certificate or other appropriate documentation in order to take a missed test. I do not provide extra credit work.

Statistics for Psychology: Fall 2005 SCHEDULE Date 08/19 08/22 08/24 08/26 08/29 08/31 09/02 09/05 09/07 09/09 09/12 09/14 09/16 09/19 09/21 09/23 09/26 09/28 09/30 10/03 10/05 10/07 Lecture Introduction Tables, Graphs Frequency distributions Measures of central tendency Measures of dispersion z scores Correlation ----------HOLIDAY-------Correlation **TEST 1 (Chap 1 & 2)** Regression Regression Regression Normal Curve Population vs Sample Probability **TEST 2 (Chap 3 & 4)** Intro to hypothesis testing Intro to hypothesis testing Hypothesis testing using means of samples ” Hypothesis testing HW 6 - Chap 6 due Chapter 7 -----------------------HW 5 - Chap 5 due -----------------------Chapter 6 HW 4 - Chap 4 due Chapter 5 HW 3 - Chap 3 due ---------------------------------------------Chapter 4 HW 2 - Chap 2 due Chapter 3 HW1- Chap 1 due Chapter 2 Homework Reading Chapter 1

Date 10/10 10/12 10/14 10/17 10/19 10/21 10/24 10/26 10/28 10/31 11/02 11/04 11/07 11/09 11/11 11/14 11/16 11/18 11/21 11/23 11/25

Lecture **TEST 3 (Chap 5 & 6)** Power and effect size Power and effect size Power and effect size t test dependent means t test dependent means t test independent means t test independent means **TEST 4 (Chap 7 & 8)** t test independent means Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) **TEST 5 (Chap 9, 10)** Factorial designs Factorial designs Chi square Chi square Chi Square Review ----------HOLIDAY----------

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Reading -----------------------Chapter 8

HW 7 - Chap 7 due

HW 8 - Chap 8 due

Chapter 9

HW 9 - Chap 9 due

Chapter 10

HW 10 - Chap10 due

Chapter 11

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HW 11- Chap 11 due Chapter 14 HW 12 - Chap 13 due

11/28

**TEST 6 (Chap 11,13,14)**

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