P501 | 6251 | Dr. Kyung Kim

Course Purpose: This is an introductory statistics course for graduate students in education and social sciences, with no background in statistics. Students will study basic statistical terms and concepts, hypothesis testing procedures, and theoretical interpretations of results. Students will also become familiar with SPSS (once “Statistical Package for the Social Sciences,” now “Statistical Product and Service Solutions”) for carrying out these statistical procedures through the lab work. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand statistical presentations, to select and use appropriate statistical procedures for a particular problem, and to interpret statistical findings. Most importantly, students will gain essential knowledge in the use of statistics in research and decision making in educational settings. P501 may not be used in the Inquiry Core portion of doctoral programs. It may be used in the major or an elective, if approved by your committee. Textbook: Spatz, C. (2001). Basic statistics: Tales of distributions (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning. Requirements (A) Students are expected to attend class (including labs) and to be on time. Students are also expected to stay on schedule & keep up with respective chapters. Materials for each class will be posted on the course web page (http://oncourse.iu.edu) or via email messages in advance. (B) Midterm Examination (25% of the final grade) The test will cover material from the textbook and lectures from Chapters 1 to 5. Students may use the textbook, their notes, and calculators during the test time (open-book format). The midterm test will be on 10/22/03 (Wed.). (C) Final Examination (25% of the final grade) The test will cover material from the textbook and lectures from Chapters 6 to 9. Students may use the textbook, their notes, and calculators during the test time (open-book format). The final test is scheduled for 12/15/03 (Mon.). (D) Problem Solving Assignments (20% of the final grade, total): These assignments are working problems in each chapter in the textbook. For this, you should (a) answer all the problems that I assign, in a notebook; (b) compare your answers with the answers in the book (appendix F) (Don’t look at the textbook answers until you have your own!!); (c) when you find an error, don’t erase it – circle it, work the problem correctly below. The due dates for these notebooks are 09/15/03 (for Appendix A and Chapters 1 - 2) (no grade), 09/29/03 (Chapters 3 - 4) (5% of the final grade), and 12/08/03 (Chapters 5 - 9) (15% of the final grade). The class schedule shows what problems you should work. Your grade for this homework will be based on how thorough your work is. (E) Critical Analysis Assignment (15% of the final grade, total) This assignment is to check students’ skill in understanding and critiquing a published journal article. The instructor will provide an article and the format for analysis. The due date for this assignment is 11/03/03 (4:00pm). (F) SPSS Assignment (15% of the final grade) This SPSS assignment is to check students’ skills in carrying out appropriate statistical analyses to given problems using SPSS, and in interpreting the output. The instructor will provide problems. The due dates for this assignment are 09/24/03 (4:00pm) (5% of the final grade), and 12/03/03 (4:00pm) (10% of the final grade). Grading Your final grade is based on your performance on the midterm test (25%), the final test (25%), problem solving (20%), critical analyses (15%), and SPSS assignment (15%). Weighting of the Assignments (due dates) Final Grade based on Achieved Percentage Midterm exam. (10/22/03) 25.0 % Final exam. (12/15/03) 25.0 % Problem Solving I (09/15/03) 0.0 % Problem Solving II (09/29/03) 5.0 % Problem Solving III (12/08/03) 15.0 % Critical Analysis (11/03/03) 15.0 % SPSS Analysis I (09/24/03) 5.0 % SPSS Analysis II (12/03/03) 10.0 % (Total 100.0 %) 92 -100 % A 88 - 91 % A- 84 - 87 % B+ 80 - 83 % B 76 - 79 % B- 72 - 75 % C+ 68 - 71 % C 64 - 67 % C- 60 - 63 % D+ Class Schedule Week Date Content Chapter Problem Due Week 1 09/01/03 - 09/03/03 Orientation; Basic Statistical Terms & Concepts Appendix A (Q1 - 64) Chap.1 (Q1 - 7) Week 2 09/08/03 - 09/10/03 Data Organization & Central Tendency (Describing Univariate Data) Chap.2 (Q1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 15, 19, 24, 28) Week 3 09/15/03 - 09/17/03 Variability (Describing Univariate Data) Chap.3 (Q2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 17, 20) 09/15/03: Problem Solving I Due (Appen. A & Chap. 1-2) Week 4 09/22/03 - 09/24/03 z Score, Effect-size index Chap.4 (Q1, 2, 3, 6, 14) 09/24/03: SPSS I Due Week 5-7 09/29/03 - 10/15/03 Correlation and Regression (Describing Bivariate Data) Chap.5 (Q1 - Q21) 09/29/03: Problem Solving II Due (Chap. 3-4) Week 8 10/20/03 - 10/22/03 Review; Midterm Exam. covering Chap. 1 - 5 10/22/03: Midterm Exam. Week 9 10/27/03 - 10/29/03 Normal Distribution and Probability Chap. 6 (Q4, 8, 10, 14, 17, 19, 24, 29) Week 10 11/03/03 - 11/05/03 Sampling Distribution, t Distribution, & CI Chap. 7 (Q1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 18, 21, 22, 24) 11/03/03: Critical Analysis Due Week 11-12 11/10/03 - 11/19/03 Hypothesis Testing Chap. 8 (Q3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 14, 18, 20, 24) Chap. 9 (Q4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14) Week 13 11/24/03 - 11/26/03 No Class Week 14 12/01/03 - 12/03/03 Hypothesis Testing Chap. 9 (Q19, 22, 26, 28) 12/03/03: SPSS II Due Week 15 12/08/03 12/10/03 Other Distributions (e.g., F, chi-square) & Distribution-Free tests Review 12/08/03: Problem Solving III Due (Chap. 5-9) Week 16 12/15/03 Final Exam. covering Chap. 6-9 12/15/03: Final Exam. Lab Schedule Lab class (every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm) will give students opportunities to become familiar with SPSS (version 11.0). This user friendly software is commonly used in social and behavioral sciences. Week and Date Content Week 1 (09/03/03) Creating and editing a data file (e.g., structure of the data file, formatting labels and values, and entering data) Week 2 (09/10/03) Managing data (e.g., Replacing missing values, computing new variables, recoding variables, selecting cases, and merging files) Week 3 (09/17/03) Creating and Editing Graphs and Charts; Frequencies (e.g., bar charts, histograms, and percentiles) Week 4 (09/24/03) Descriptive Statistics (e.g., central tendency, standard deviation, range, and standard error) Week 5 (10/01/03) Bivariate Correlation Week 6 (10/08/03) Simple Linear Regression Week 7 (10/15/03) Simple Linear Regression Week 8 (10/22/03) Midterm Exam. Week 9 (10/29/03) Review of Correlation and Regression Week 10 (11/05/03) Deviation from Normality Week 11 (11/12/03) t Test Week 12 (11/19/03) t Test Week 13 (11/26/03) No Class (Thanksgiving Break) Week 14 (12/03/03) t Test; Introduction to Techniques Related to F-, Chi-square Distributions, and Distribution-Free Tests Week 15 (12/10/03) Wrap-up