syllabus - 1 PSYC 209-01 PS Y C HO L O GI C A L A P P L I C...

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1 PSYC 209-01 P SYCHOLOGICAL A PPLICATIONS OF U NIVARIATE S TATISTICS I TR, 2-3:15 Instructor ........ David Corey Office ..................... 3061 Percival Stern Hall, Tulane University Email ....................... dave@tulane.edu Office hours .... By appointment. Text ......................... Howell, D. C. (2002). Statistical Methods for Psychology, 5 th Edition . Duxbury – Thomson Learning. ISBN: 0-534-37770-X. T.A.s .......................... Most of your direct communications will probably be with your lab instructor, who teaches the laboratory section in which you are enrolled. This list shows which lab instructor teaches the lab section for which you registered: T.A. Email Laboratory sections Samantha Francois sfrancoi@tulane.edu 3012c; by appointment 41 & 46; M 12n & M 2p Kathryn Moore kmoore3@tulane.edu 3015b; Th. 3-5pm 42 & 45; T 4p & F 10a Annie Weiss dweiss1@tulane.edu 43 & 44; W 12n & W 4p D ESCRIPTION Scientific studies often produce large quantities of data, which can be made more manageable through judicious use of statistical methods. Scientists also rely on statistics to provide an objective way of deciding how to draw conclusions from their observations (e.g., which observations are most likely to be seen repeatedly as more scientific studies are conducted). You will learn about these methods through presentations in lecture and laboratory sections and by doing statistical analyses yourself. PSYC-209 is an introductory-level course in applied statistics in which you will learn about statistical procedures commonly used by scientists studying the behavior of highly-variable systems such as people, animals, and plants. This is not a mathematical statistics course, and no advanced mathematical techniques will be taught. However, you will routinely need to understand and use algebra and you will need to understand how to interpret a probability. If you can not use algebra or you do not understand what is meant by “probability,” you should consider a preparatory mathematics course or a private tutor. OBJECTIVES By the end of this semester the successful student will have an understanding of research study design and will be able to do the following: ¾ Choose the analysis appropriate to a given data set and research question ¾ Know the assumptions about data that are carried by the analysis ¾ Run the analysis both by hand and by computer ¾ Run any “analysis of variance” using regression methods ¾ Understand and interpret the results of the analyses
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2 G RADING Final grades will be determined using the percentage scale shown below. A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- 93.0 89.7 86.4 83.1 79.8 76.5 73.2 69.9 66.6 63.3 60.0 Points will be distributed as follows: Lab Assignments . ............. 15% Lab Attendance. ................ 5% Exam 1 . .............................. 20% Exam 2. ............................. 20% Exam 3. ............................. 20% Exam 4 (cumulative). ...... 20%
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