PSYC 217 Statistical Methods*

This course emphasizes understanding and application of statistical methods common in psychological science (e.g., central tendency, dispersion, z-scores, t-tests, correlation, ANOVA, chi-square, etc.). Students will learn to calculate statistics by hand and by using SPSS.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

PSYC 101 and MATH 043

PSYC 217Statistical Methods*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Social Science

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Prerequisite Narrative

PSYC 101 and MATH 043

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course emphasizes understanding and application of statistical methods common in psychological science (e.g., central tendency, dispersion, z-scores, t-tests, correlation, ANOVA, chi-square, etc.). Students will learn to calculate statistics by hand and by using SPSS.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

calculate each statistic (in Course Content below) by hand, calculate each statistic (in Course Content below) by computer (viz., SPSS), and interpret each statistical conclusion.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation, Variance, Semi-Interquartile Range, Percentile Pearson r, Spearman r, Coefficient of Determination, Standard Error of the Estimate t-Test of Independent Samples, t-Test of Repeated Measures, Confidence Intervals, Standard Error of the Difference One-Way ANOVA, Eta Squared Two-Way ANOVA Chi-Square, Phi Coefficient

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

For each of the statistics in Course Content (above), assessments that begin with raw data and result in the calculated statistic using hand calculations For a majority of the statistics in Course Content (above), assessments that begin with raw data and result in the calculated statistic using SPSS Accompanying Mandatory Assignments 1 and 2, questions that elicit interpretation of said statistics in light of methodology and/or social implications

Required Text

Salkind, . (2014) Statistics for People who (Think They) Hate Statistics (5th ed.) (ISBN: 978-1-4522-7771-4)

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

For each of the statistics in Course Content (above), assessments that begin with raw data and result in the calculated statistic using hand calculations For a majority of the statistics in Course Content (above), assessments that begin with raw data and result in the calculated statistic using SPSS Accompanying Mandatory Assignments 1 and 2, questions that elicit interpretation of said statistics in light of methodology and/or social implications