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,
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.


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

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
	Normal Distribution - review
	Z Scores

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

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

2/24-26	t-test							
	Chapters 8, 9, 11
	Testing Hypotheses about Two Means
	Independent-Samples t-Test
	Dependent-Samples t-Test

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

3/9	Review and Introduction to Regression		
	Chapter 6

3/11	Examination #2


3/23-25	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

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:

Web Resources  - American Statistical Association - Arizona State U Statistics Research
Resources - Duke University
Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University StatLib Index – University of Florida
Department of Statistics.