Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Interpretation of Data in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (3 cr)
T591 | 6941 | --
High school mathematics
Familiarity with computers
Electronic mail account
Three 50 minute lectures per week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 to 8:50
Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences, Pagano, 4th Ed.
Chapters 1-7, 10, 13-16, 19, 20
4 exams (3 during semester plus final).
Daily written homework assignments.
Computer assignments using SPSS for VMS and Windows.
Exams will consist of objective questions and problems to be solved by
hand as well as take-home problems to be solved on the computer using SPSS.
Course Grading Exams and assignments are weighted as follows:
Exam I - 15%
Exam II - 20%
Exam II - 20%
Final - 20%
Homework - 25%
T591 is an elementary introduction to the statistics essential to
understanding research and data analysis in health, physical education, and
recreation. Students who are not familiar with high school level algebra
should consider taking a mathematics review course before attempting T591.
Topics to be covered in T591 include:
Measurement scales Standard scores
Frequency distributions Linear regression
Percentile point Correlation
Percentile rank Hypothesis testing
Measures of central tendency Z - test
Measures of variability t - test
Normal curve One-way analysis
Normal distribution of variance
Special emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using
for VMS and SPSS for Windows, including graphical techniques for