**Statistical Methods I and II**

**AS-AK-SC-HH/PSYC 2020D 6.0**

**Fall 2012-Winter 2013**

**Wed. 11:30-2:30 in Room
TEL 0005**

**Instructor **

**Christopher D. Green** (christo@yorku.ca, 286
BSB, ext. 66164)

**Teaching Assistants **

**Jacy**** Young** (jlyoung@yorku.ca, BSB 059)

**Arlie Belliveau
**(arlie@yorku.ca, BSB 059)

Office Hour: Wed. 10:30-11:30

Course blog: http://green2020.livejournal.com/

**Course Description:**

An introduction to the analysis of data from
psychological studies. Fundamental
concepts and techniques of both descriptive and inferential statistics and
their application to psychological research. Prerequisite or
co-requisite: AK/AS/HH/SC/PSYC 1010 6.00 or AK/HH/PSYC 2410 6.00, with a
minimum grade of C when used as a prerequisite.

**Learning objectives: ** Students are expected to become familiar with
the use of a range of statistical techniques that are commonly used in
psychological research. They should be able to decide, upon receiving a data
set and a research question, the kinds of statistical tests that are relevant
to answering the question. They should be able to accurately compute the
relevant statistical tests, and they should be able to clearly and correctly
interpret the test’s result in ordinary language. In addition, students should
be able to discuss with facility a range of issues pertaining to the proper and
improper use of statistics in psychological research that are covered in the
lectures and/or in the textbook.

**Required Text:**

Howell, D. C. (2012). *Statistical methods for psychology* (8th ed.). Wadsworth.

It is strongly recommended that you purchase an access code for the on-line
statistical software called *Aplia* as well (further information in class).

**Schedule**

5
Sept. Introduction & Chapter 1 (basic vocabulary)

12 Sept. Chapter 2 (graphs, measure of central tendency and
variability)

19 Sept. Chapter 3 (normal distribution)

26 Sept. Chapter 4 (sampling distributions and hypothesis
testing)

3
Oct. Chapter 5 (probability)

10 Oct. overload/review

**17 Oct. First
Midterm test, 2 hrs. (20%)**

24 Oct. Chapter 6 (chi-square)

31 Oct. -----------------Co-Curricular Days --------------------

7 Nov.
Chapter 7 (hypothesis test with means: *z*-,
*t*-tests)

14 Nov. Chapter 8 (power)

21 Nov. overload/review

**28
Nov. Fall Term Test, 2 hrs.**** 50 min (20%)**

**-------------------------
Winter Break --------------------**

9 Jan. Welcome back, review Fall Term Test.

16 Jan. Chapter 9 (correlation and regression)

23 Jan. Chapter 10 (alternative correlational techniques)

30 Jan. Chapter 11 (simple analysis of variance)

6
Feb. Chapter 12 (multiple comparisons in analysis of variance)

13
Feb. overload/review

*15 Feb. ------------ Last
Day to Drop Course -------------*

20 Feb. -------------- Reading Week --------------------

**27
Feb. Second Midterm Test, 2 hrs.**** 50 min. (30%)**

6 Mar. Chapter 13 (to
13.7; factorial analysis of variance)

13
Mar. Chapter 13 (13.8 to end; factorial analysis of variance cont'd)

20 Mar. Chapter 14.
(14.1-14.4, 14.7 to p. 454; repeated measures analysis of variance)

27 Mar. Chapter 18 (18.1-18.4, 18.6-18.10; non-parametric stats)

3 Apr. overload/review

**Date TBA: Final
Examination, 3 hrs. (30%)**

Final test and
examination results will be converted from numerical marks to letter grades at
the end of the course, according to the standard university plan (e.g.,
90-100=A+, 80-90=A, 75-79=B+, 70-74=B, etc.). For a full description of the
grading system see the York University Undergraduate Calendar: http://calendars.registrar.yorku.ca/2010-2011/academic/index.htm.

**Assignments.**
At the end of each lecture, a selection of problems that appear at the end of
each textbook chapter will be assigned. These are “practice” problems intended
to help students to gain some facility with the statistical procedures that
were the subject of reading and lecture during the previous week. Solutions to the assigned problems will be presented by the
Teaching Assistant, normally at the start of the following class. They
will ** not**
be marked for credit in the course. In order to acquire further statistical
facility, students are

**Examination policy. **All
students are expected to write the three tests and one examination at the times
and places specified. University policy is that the course instructor should be
notified *within*** 24 hours** of missing a test or
examination. Only

**Academic Integrity.**
All students are expected to abide strictly by the university’s policies on
academic integrity. The relevant documents, along with an on-line quiz, can be
found here: http://www.yorku.ca/academicintegrity/students/index.htm.
Although not limited to the following four, any student found (1) looking at another
student’s examination (2) communicating with another student during the
examination, (3) in possession of unauthorized documents (e.g., notes) in the
examination, or (4) receiving unauthorized communications from outside the
examination room will be considered to be in violation of one or more of the
university’s academic integrity policies and appropriate disciplinary steps
will be taken.

**Disability Accommodation. **Appropriate
accommodation will be made in accordance with the policies of the university (http://www.yorku.ca/secretariat/policies/document.php?document=68).
Students should consult with the university’s accommodations office for
relevant documentation.

**Religious Accommodation. **Appropriate
accommodation will be made in accordance with the policies of the university.
Please see the instructor at your earliest opportunity if you discover issues
relating to your religious practices and the expectations of the course.