Education | Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education
Y502 | 5982 | 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 three exams (each 25 % of final grade) and
one written project (25% 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,
assignments have to be completed and turned in on time.  If homework
is not turned in or is systematically late, incomplete or inadequate
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.

Hinkle, D. E., Wiersma, W. & Jurs, G. Stephen (2003).  Applied
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.  MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other readings are assigned as judged appropriate

Tentative Course Outline and Class Schedule (subject to change)

1/13-15	Overview and Introduction
Chapter 1
Review of basic concepts

1/20-22	Descriptive Statistics– Tables and Graphs
Chapter 2
Frequency Distribution
Normal Distribution
Percentiles

1/27-29	Descriptive Statistics – Central Tendency, Variability
Chapter 3
Mean, Mode, Median
Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
Standards Scores
Percentiles [!]

2/3-5	Probability and Theoretical Distribution
Chapters 4 & 7
Probabilities
Normal Distribution - review
Z Scores

2/10-12	Logic of Inferential Statistics
Chapters 7 & 8
Sampling
Sampling Distributions
z-Tests
Hypothesis Testing – Significance Tests

2/17-19	Review – Catch-up
Examination  #1

2/24-26	t-test
Chapters 8, 9, 11
Independent-Samples t-Test
Dependent-Samples t-Test

3/2-4	Correlation
Chapter 5
Scattergraphs
Pearson r – Restriction of Range
Significant Correlation
Other Types of Correlation

3/9	Review and Introduction to Regression
Chapter 6

3/11	Examination #2

3/15-19	SPRING BREAK

3/23-25	Regression(cont.)
Chapters 6 & 17
Simple Linear Regression
Standard Error of Estimate
Multiple Regression

3/30-4/1One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter 14
The F-distribution
Relationship between t-test and F test

4/6-8	Comparisons Among Means
Chapter 15
Planned and Post Hoc Comparisons

4/13-15	Two-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Chapter 16
4/20-22	Factorial Designs
Main Effects
Interactions

4/27-29	Chi-Square
Chapter 21
Goodness-of-Fit Test
Goodness Test of Independence

Examination #3

Other References

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.indiana.edu/~statmath/
http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html
http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/
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

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