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PSYCH 1167 (Sections 001-004) Spring 2011 Fundamentals in Statistical Methods M/W 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM B032 Weiss Hall, Main Campus Instructor Information Alexandrea Hunt, M.A. Office: Weiss Hall 530 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: 3-4 PM, M-Th, or by appointment Teaching Assistant Alexandra Morrison Office: Weiss Hall 853 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: M, 11 AM-12 PM, Th, 10:30-11:30 AM, or by appointment Teaching Assistant Justin Harris Office: Weiss Hall 566 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: M, 2-3 PM, F, 11 AM-12 PM, or by appointment Prerequisites : Mathematics 1011 (C055) or Statistics 1001 (C011). If you have not fulfilled this requirement, please contact me ASAP so that we can determine whether you possess the adequate background to be successful in the course. Course Statement: Statistics are nothing to be afraid of. Course Description: The aim of this course is to introduce you to the field of statistics in the behavioral and social sciences. By the end of this course, you will know how to organize and summarize data, using tools known as descriptive statistics . In any domain of science, a research study involves the collection of observations from a population; the organization and description of those observations is a first step in analyzing and interpreting the collected data. The methods of descriptive statistics make possible the initial analysis that will later prove necessary for researchers to draw reliable conclusions from the data. Knowledge of this methodology and its subsequent applications is essential to all forms of behavioral, medical, or other scientific research. Required Textbook: (Available online and through the Temple bookstore) Aron, A., Coups, E. J., & Aron, E. N. (2011). Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences: A Brief Course (5 th ed) . The publisher is Prentice Hall (ISBN: 978-0-205- 79725-7 or 0-205-79725-3). For this class you must buy the 5 th edition; the 4 th is out of date. You can buy the book directly from the publisher here: http://www.mypearsonstore.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0205797253
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Psych 116 You may also buy it from Amazon.com or other booksellers (Amazon offers free two- day shipping to any college student through their Amazon Student program; see the site for details): http://www.amazon.com/Statistics-Behavioral-Social-Sciences-5th/dp/0205797253 Either the paperback or online editions are fine for you to purchase; it is a matter of personal preference and budget which one you will adopt. There is a workbook/study guide available for purchase; it is not required, but you may find it helpful to make use of it if you are confused by the subject matter. Other materials: You will need a calculator with a square root function. This can be purchased in the bookstore or in any office supply store (such as Staples or OfficeMax). Course Policies:
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