371_Spring_ 2012_Syllabus

# 371_Spring_ 2012_Syllabus - Syllabus, EDP 371 Spring, 2012...

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Syllabus, EDP 371 Spring, 2012 EDP 371 – Introduction to Statistics Spring 2012 -Unique Number : 10260 TTh: 11:00-12:30 CBA 4.328 Spring 2012 -Unique Number: 10263 TTh: 2:00 – 3:30 RLM 6.120 Instructor Name: Dr. Martin Tombari Office: SZB 504 Office Hours: By appointment . Email: [email protected] Teaching Assistant Name: Rose Stafford Office: SZB 506N Office Hours: TBA Email: [email protected] Course Description: This course is designed to help students learn the introductory descriptive and inferential statistical procedures that are used in behavioral and social science research studies. Students will learn the assumptions underlying, the hypotheses being tested by, and the inferences that can be made with the use of the procedures. These skills will provide the student with a basis to conduct their own such analyses and to evaluate critically others’ uses of statistics. Quantitative Reasoning: This course carries the Quantitative Reasoning flag. Quantitative Reasoning courses are designed to equip you with skills that are necessary for understanding the types of quantitative arguments you will regularly encounter in your adult and professional life. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from your use of quantitative skills to analyze real-world problems. Pre-requisites Mathematical skills: While this course is not completely mathematical, it is founded upon the use of mathematical tools. Thus some fundamental mathematical skills are essential for successful mastery of the material. Students are expected to have basic algebra skills including the ability to solve single variable equations. Students should have a basic understanding of exponents and square roots, as well as the order of operations, proportions, fractions, decimals, percentage, and negative numbers. Pages in Appendix A of the textbook contain a review of the basic math skills needed for this course. Calculator: Students are required to bring to class a scientific calculator that can be used to sum, multiply, take the square root and square of numbers. Calculators are recommended for use with class assignments and tests as well as during class time. During in-class exams, you must use a calculator that does not have the capacity to connect to email (use of cell phones is completely forbidden during exams). 1

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Syllabus, EDP 371 Spring, 2012 Course Materials and Resources Required: Integrative Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Ha & Ha; Sage Publications ( listed as either 2011 or 2012 depending on the seller ). This textbook is available at the Co-op. It also provides a good resource in that it presents the material in a slightly different way than the instructor presents the material during class time. Optional:
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