T591 | 6941 | --

PREREQUISITES: High school mathematics Familiarity with computers Electronic mail account CLASS MEETING: Three 50 minute lectures per week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 to 8:50 A.M. TEXTBOOK: Understanding Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences, Pagano, 4th Ed. Chapters 1-7, 10, 13-16, 19, 20 EXAMS: 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% COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 SPSS for VMS and SPSS for Windows, including graphical techniques for presentation of data.