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This course will examine inferential statistics that are used to organize, summarize, and interpret psychological information.

**Textbooks**:

Pagano, R. R. (1998). *Understanding statistics in the behavioral sciences*
(5rd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA.: Brooks/Cole Publishing.

Kirkpatrick, L. A., & Feeney, B. C. (2001). A simple guide to SPSS for Windows: For versions 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0. Belmont, CA.: Wadsworth.

**Calculator**:
Students should bring a calculator to each class. The calculator should be able
to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and square root.

**Tentative schedule
of chapters, quizzes, and exams
**Quiz 1- Chapters 6 & 7 (correlation & regression)

Test 1 - Chapters 6, 7, &10 (above & hypothesis testing)

Quiz 2 - Chapters 14 & 15 ( t tests & one-way analysis of variance)

Test 2 - Chapters 14, 15, & 16 (above & multiple comparisons)

Quiz 3 - Chapter 17 (two-way analysis of variance)

Final exam as scheduled by registrar Chapters 11 & 18 (nonparametric) & all of the above

Some of the questions on quizzes, tests, and the final exam will come solely from lectures. Each quiz is worth 5%. Each test is worth 15%. The final exam is worth 35%. There will be no opportunity to write any make up quiz. A student's score on each quiz can be replaced by the percentage that he or she earns on the immediately following exam if either the student earns a higher percentage on the exam or the student misses the quiz and has an excuse acceptable to the instructor. If a student misses a test and has an acceptable excuse, the make-up exam will be over all information covered in class up until the student writes the make-up exam. A student's score on the final exam can replace one of the earlier exams if the student scores higher on the final exam than either of the earlier exams.

**Assignments**

There will be several assignments. Together homework assignments are worth 15%. On each assignment there must be a title page with the student's name in the upper right hand corner of the title page. Unless the student has an acceptable excuse, the value of a late assignment will decrease by 10% per day until that assignment has been returned in class. Once an assignment has been returned, that assignment will not be accepted for course credit. If a student has a valid reason for missing an assignment, then the student will be given an opportunity to complete an alternative assignment.

**Class participation**

Class participation is worth 5% of a student's grade. Class participation will be evaluated on quality of questions asked, quality of answers to questions, whether students are prepared to work on problems in class (i.e., whether they have a calculator, statistical tables, etc. with them), work on assigned problems in class, class notes, etc.

**Letter grade equivalents**

A+ 95-100% | B+ 80-85% | C+ 65-70% | D 50-55% |

A 90-95% | B 75-80% | C 60-65% | F 0-50% |

A- 85-90% | B- 70-75% | C- 55-60% |

Dr.
Delbert Brodie

Psychology 2013: Introductory Statistics

Psychology 3953: Quantitative Methods

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