Education | Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education
Y502 | 5978 | Carin Neitzel


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 projects and homework.

Prerequisite: Y520 or equivalent. Students also are 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 20 % of final grade) and
three written projects (each 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
assignments have to be completed and turned in on time.  If work is
not turned in or is systematically late, 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
Hinkle, D., Wiersma, W., & Jurs, S. (1998).  Applied Statistics for
the Behavioral Sciences.  MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other readings may be assigned as judged appropriate

Tentative Course Outline and Class Schedule (subject to change)

9/2-4 Overview and Introduction					
Chapter 1
Review of basic concepts

9/9-11 Descriptive Statistics- Tables and Graphs			
Chapter 2
Frequency Distribution
Normal Distribution
Percentiles

9/16-18	Descriptive Statistics - Central Tendency, Variability	
Chapter 3
Mean, Mode, Median
Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
Standards Scores

9/23-25	Probability and Theoretical Distribution			
Chapter 4
Probabilities							
Chapter 7
Normal Distribution
Z Scores

9/30-10/2 Logic of Inferential Statistics				
Chapter 8
Sampling							
Chapter 9
Sampling Distributions	
z-Tests
Hypothesis Testing - Significance Tests

10/7-9 Review - Catch-up
Exam #1

10/14-16 Correlation							
Chapter 5
Scattergraphs							
Chapter 10
Pearson r - Restriction of Range				
Chapter 12
Significant Correlation
Other Types of Correlation

10/21-23 Regression							
Chapter 6
10/28-30 Simple Linear Regression					
Chapter 17
Regression Toward the Mean
Standard Error of Estimate
Multiple Regression

11/4-6 t-Test								
Chapter 11
Testing Hypotheses about Two Means
Independent-Samples t-Test
Dependent-Samples t-Test


11/11-13 One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)			
Chapter 14
The F-distribution
Relationship between t-test and F test

11/18-20 Comparisons Among Means 				
Chapter 15
Planned and Post Hoc Comparisons

11/25-27 Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)			
Chapter 16
12/2-4 	Factorial Designs
Main Effects
Interactions

12/9-11	Chi-Square							
Chapter 21
Goodness-of-Fit Test	
Chapter 22
Goodness Test of Independence

Other References

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

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