Syllabus Spring 2010 - San Jos State University Psychology Department STATS 095 Elementary Statistics Sections 1 2 7 8 Spring 2010 Instructor

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STATS 095: Spring, 2010 Page 1 of 7 San José State University Psychology Department STATS 095, Elementary Statistics, Sections 1, 2, 7 & 8 Spring, 2010 Instructor: Mike Abrams Office Location: DMH 310 Telephone: (408) 924-5643 Email: [email protected] Class Days/Times/Locations: Sec. 1: MW, 3:00-4:15, DMH 359 Sec. 2: TR, 7:30-8:45am, DMH 359 Sec. 7: TR, 9:00-10:15, Clark 308 Sec. 8: MW, 1:30-2:45, DMH 167 Office Hours: MW: 1:00-1:30; 4:15-5:00 TR: 7:00-7:30am; 10:15-11:00 Also by appointment Prerequisites: Satisfaction of ELM requirement and two years of high school algebra. GE/SJSU Studies Category: B4 Blackboard Copies of course materials such as the syllabus, major assignments, handouts, etc. may be found on Blackboard. You are responsible for regularly checking Blackboard for assignments, any possible changes in the course schedule, lecture notes, etc. Course Description Organization and classification of data, graphic representation, measures of central tendency and variability, percentiles, normal curve, standard scores, correlation and regression, and introduction to statistical inference; use of microcomputers for statistical calculations. . Note: intended mainly for majors in education, nursing, personnel administration, psychology, social service and sociology, and psychology minors. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives This course is designed as an overview of and introduction to the application of statistics in the behavioral sciences. It is also intended to help students learn how to interpret statistics and be better consumers of statistics.
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STATS 095: Spring, 2010 Page 2 of 7 Course/GE Learning Objectives and Their Assessment: Objective 1: Mathematical concepts courses should prepare the student to use mathematical methods to solve quantitative problems, including those presented in verbal form. Students will satisfy this learning objective by completing the SPSS assignment: Frequencies and Descriptive Statistics. They will also be assessed by exam items. Objective 2 : Mathematical concepts courses should prepare the student to demonstrate the ability to use mathematics to solve real life problems. Students will satisfy this learning objective by completing the SPSS assignment: Correlation and Scatterplots. They will also be assessed by exam items. Objective 3 : Mathematical concepts courses should prepare the student to arrive at conclusions based on numerical and graphical data. Students will satisfy this learning objective by completing the SPSS assignment: t-test. They will also be assessed by exam items. Required Text: Gravetter, F. J., & Wallnau, L. B. (2008). Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences , 6 th ed. Thomson Wadsworth Publishing Company. Other recommended materials:
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Syllabus Spring 2010 - San Jos State University Psychology Department STATS 095 Elementary Statistics Sections 1 2 7 8 Spring 2010 Instructor

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