Education | Statistical Methods Applied to Education
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