Education | Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education
Y502 | 5832 | Dr. Ginette Delandshere


Course Description

This course is designed to develop a working understanding of the
fundamental concepts used in descriptive and inferential statistics.
The purpose is to understand the use of statistics in educational
research as a tool to analyze and interpret data.  To this aim the
course activities will focus on generating and interpreting sample
statistics.  The course also includes a weekly lab which will provide
opportunities for students to practice analyzing and interpreting data
using SPSS for Windows.  The lab is designed to assist students
working on the assigned labwork and homework.

Prerequisite: Y520 or equivalent.  Students are also expected to have
a working knowledge of arithmetic and basic algebra.

Course Requirements and Assignments

Students are responsible for the assigned readings and for
in-class/lab and homework assignments. Please bring the book,
handouts, notes and a calculator to class.

In addition there will be two exams (each 40 % of final grade) and one
written project (20% of final grade) which will require analysis and
interpretation of a data set.  Assigned labwork and homework is
required-it will not be graded but will be checked for completion,
adequacy and accuracy.  To receive full credit all homework
assignments have to be completed and turned in on time.  If homework
is not turned in or is systematically late, incomplete or inadequate
your final grade will be decreased by one grade level or two (e.g., A
will turn into A- or B+) depending on the number of late and
incomplete assignments.  A course grade of "Incomplete" will not be
assigned except in the case of illness or other emergencies.  Intended
or unintended cheating and/or plagiarism (see academic handbook) will
yield an F in the course.

Reading

	Harris M. B. (1998).  Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science
Research.  MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Other readings are assigned as judged appropriate

Tentative Course Outline and Class Schedule (subject to change)

8/28-30	Overview and Introduction					
Chapter 1
		Review of basic concepts

9/4-6		Descriptive Statistics- Tables and Graphs			
Chapter 3
		Frequency Distribution
		Normal Distribution
		Percentiles

9/11-13	Descriptive Statistics - Central Tendency, Variability	
Chapter 4
		Mean, Mode, Median
		Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
		Standards Scores

9/18-20	Probability and Theoretical Distribution			
Chapter 5
		Probabilities
		Normal Distribution - review
		Z Scores

9/25-27	Logic of Inferential Statistics				
Chapter 8
		Sampling
		Sampling Distributions
		z-Tests
		Hypothesis Testing - Significance Tests

10/2-4	Review - Catch-up
Exam #1

10/9-11	Correlation							
Chapter 6
		Scattergraphs
		Pearson r - Restriction of Range
		Significant Correlation
		Other Types of Correlation

10/16-18	Regression							
Chapter 7
10/23-25	Simple Linear Regression
		Regression Toward the Mean
		Standard Error of Estimate
		Multiple Regression

10/30		t-Test								
Chapter 9
11/1		Testing Hypotheses about Two Means
		Independent-Samples t-Test
		Dependent-Samples t-Test

11/6-8	One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)			
Chapter 10
		The F-distribution
		Relationship between t-test and F test

11/13-15	Comparisons Among Means 				
Chapter 11
		Planned and Post Hoc Comparisons

11/20		Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)			
Chapter 12
11/27-29	Factorial Designs
		Main Effects
		Interactions

12/4-6	Chi-Square							
Chapter 13
		 Goodness-of-Fit Test
		 Goodness Test of Independence

Other References

Hinkle, D. E., Wiersma, W., Jurs, S. G., (1998).  Applied statistics
for the behavioral sciences.  NY: Houghton Mifflin.

Hopkins, K. D., Hopkins, B. R. and Glass, G. V. (1996). Basis
statistics for the behavioral sciences.  MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Kirk, R. E. (1999). Statistics-An introduction (4th ed.,), Orlando,
FL: Harcourt Brace & Company.

Hayes, W. A. II. & Hayes, C. A. (1999). Study guide to accompany
statistics-An introduction, Orlando, FL: Harcourt Brace & Company.

Kirk, R. E. (1999). Statistics-An introduction (4th ed.,), Orlando,
FL: Harcourt Brace & Company.

SPSS Inc. (latest). SPSS Base 10.0: Application Guide. Chicago, IL:
SPSS Co.

Web Resources

http://www.amstat.org/  - American Statistical Association
http://research.ed.asu.edu/ - Arizona State U Statistics Research
Resources
http://www.isds.duke.edu/sites/software.html - Duke University
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences
http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/ - Carnegie Mellon University StatLib Index
http://www.stat.ufl.edu/vlib/statistics.html - University of Florida
Department of Statistics.
http://www.statisticalengineering.com/central_limit_theorem.htm