418_Haley_syllabus_Spring2010

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Unformatted text preview: STATISTICS AND RESEARCH DESIGN Psychology 418, Spring 2010: Unique #43805 & 43810 Lecture: MWF 9-10 am NOA 1.116 Labs: T 11-1 SEA 2.114 (Unique 43805) & 2.122 (Unique 43810) Instructor: Andreana P. Haley, Ph.D., SEA 3.238, Phone: 232-0863 E-mail: haley@psy.utexas.edu Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30 – 4:00; Friday 10:00 - 11:30 Teaching Assistants: Frank Roberts: f.w.roberts@mail.utexas.edu David Lewis: david.lewis@mail.utexas.edu Textbooks: Research Methods and Statistics, A Critical Thinking Approach, Third Edition, Sherri L. Jackson Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition Course Objectives: Students will acquire an appreciation for, as well as some knowledge of the scientific method as it is applied within the field of psychology. Students will learn to critically evaluate published research, to form empirically testable hypotheses, and to design and conduct experiments relevant to those hypotheses. Students also will learn to employ computers to statistically describe and evaluate experimental data. Considerable emphasis will be placed on writing of research reports with clarity and objectivity. Prerequisites: The Psychology Department will drop all students who do not meet the following prerequisites: C or better in Psy 301; credit for Math 302 or higher level math course; major in Psychology Attendance: Attendance is expected and required. Roll will be taken at the beginning of each class and 12 points will be awarded at the end of the semester for attendance. Those are easy points that can help you very much if your grade is borderline. You can miss 2 class periods and still receive full attendance credit. If you miss 3-4 class periods, you will receive half attendance credit (6 points). If you miss > 4 classes, you will receive no attendance credit. There are no excused absences, so keep your “free” absences for a rainy day! Grade Procedures and Examinations: The course grade will be based on the total of the lecture and laboratory points. The lecture and laboratory portions of the course each contribute a possible 300 points to a possible course total of 600 points. The points for the lecture portion will be based on three “hour” exams, each covering about one-third of the class material, an optional final exam, and homework assignments. The final exam will be divided into three sections, each representing one-third of the class material. A student may choose not to take the final exam, or s/he may take one section of the final as a make-up exam, or to improve an hour exam score. Taking the final exam will be the only make-up option available, so please DO NOT MISS THE FINAL! STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations or qualified students with disabilities. Info: Office of Dean of Students, 471-6259, 417-4641, TTY. Psyc 418 Spring 2009 (Haley) 2 out of 3 Lecture Schedule Spring 2009 Psychology 418 (Haley) Date Jan. 20 Jan. 22 & 25 Jan. 27 Jan. 29 Feb. 1, 3, 5 Feb. 8, 10, 12 Feb. 15 & 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 March 1 March 3 & 5 March 8, 10 March 12, 22, 24 March 15-19 March 26 March 29 & 31 April 2 April 5 April 7, 9, 12 April 14 & 16 April 19, 21 April 23 & 26 April 28 April 30 May 3 May 5 May 7 Topics / Chapter in Text Introductory Meeting The Science of Psychology - Chapter 1 (omit pages 610 through Check 1.1) Getting Started with Research - Chapter 2, pages 2938 Descriptive Statistics - Chapter 5 Inferential Statistics - Chapter 7 (omit pages 191-194, Chi Square, Corr. & Stat. Sig.) Independent Groups t-Test - Chapter 9, pages 226234 Review for Exam I EXAM I: Material Jan. 23 – Feb. 18 Guest Lecture: Career Planning Correlated Groups t-Test - Chapter 9, pages 234-240 Subject Choice & Ethics - Chapter 2, pages 38-52 ANOVA - Chapter 10 (omit 265-270 Calculations…, Table 10.5, 274-282) 2-Way ANOVA - Chapter 11 (omit 299 – 303, Calculations…, Table 11.8, 308-309 2-Way & Beyond-Way) SPRING BREAK Variables, Reliability, Validity - Chapter 3 Descriptive Methods, Choosing an Experimental Design - Chapter 4 Review for Exam II EXAM II: Material Feb. 25 – March 30 The Logic of Experimental Design - Chapter 8 Non-parametric Statistics (pages 191-193; 240-247) Correlation & Regression - Chapter 6 Quasi-experimental Designs - Chapter 12 Statistics in the Real World, Part I Review for Exam III EXAM III: Material April 6 – April 29 Review for Final Exam Returning Exam III & Final Grades Homework #1, Due Jan. 27 #2, Due Jan. 29 #3, Due Feb. 5 #4, Due Feb. 26 #5, Due March 1 #6, Due March 10 #7, Due March 24 #8, Due April 12 #9, Due April 16 #10, Due April 21 #11, Due April 28 * May 12, 2010, 7:00pm – 10:00pm – EXAM IV (FINAL EXAM) – All Lecture/Text Material LOCATION OF FINAL EXAM: To be determined by the University about two weeks prior to finals. At that time, the location will be announced in class. It will also be available from several electronic sources (see Registrar: Final Exam Schedule on line). Psyc 418 Spring 2009 (Haley) 3 out of 3 GRADING SCALE (Total points for lecture and lab combined): A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF = 94.00% or higher = 90.00% - 92.99%; = 87.00% – 89.99%; = 83.00% – 86.99%; = 80.00% – 82.99%; = 77.00% – 79.99%; = 73.00% – 76.99%; = 70.00% – 72.99%; = 67.00% – 69.99%; = 63.00% – 66.99%; = 60.00% – 62.99%; = 0.00%- 59.99% ...
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