Syllabus: PSYC-2240 - 01
Course Description: Behavioral Statistics – CRN/ 5203
A Statistics course in the social or behavioral sciences introduces the techniques that allow researchers and investigators to identify potentially meaningful changes or differences in real word events.
Section Instructor: Dr. Clarence Rohrbaugh
Office: 230 Hardway Bldg. Phone: 367-4669 Office Hours: M-F 9am / before or after class other times by appointment
Time: Mon.-Thur. 9:00am – 11:00am Location: online
Book: Introductory Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Free downloadable or online
Hardware and Software needs:
Attention - You should expect to spend 10-14 hours per week on work for this course (Summer courses are completed in 5 weeks which means you should spend a minimum of 30hrs per week on course materials. This is not a joke.) All phones and text messaging devices must be turned off during class. All courses are subject to audio and/or video recording. All online connections are logged.
LibGuides on the Library web page is used to provide additional resources for this class.
By the end of the semester, students will have the skills to:
These outcomes will be achieved through class lectures, reading material, and both book and SPSS homework assignments. Materials will be covered in the following modules.
Measures of Central Tendency (also on SPSS)
Measures of Variability (also on SPSS)
Your knowledge of basic concepts, data displays, central tendency, and variability will be measured in Exam one.
The Normal Distribution
Basic Concepts of Probability
Sampling Distribution and Hypothesis Testing
Your knowledge of distributions, probability, sampling, and hypothesis testing will be measured in Exam two.
One Sample T-test (also on SPSS)
Two Related Samples T-test (also on SPSS)
Two Independent Samples T-test (also on SPSS)
Your knowledge of single sample, related samples, and independent samples t-tests will be measured in Exam three.
One-Way Analysis of Variance (also on SPSS)
Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance (also on SPSS)
Your knowledge of one-way ANOVA and repeated measures ANOVA will be measured in Exam four.
Correlation (also on SPSS)
Chi-Square (also on SPSS)
Your knowledge of correlation, and chi-squares will be measured in Exam five.
SCHEDULE: All dates are approximate!
|Chapter 1& 2 Introduction & Distributions||Chapters 10 t-tests|
|Chapter 3 Centrality||Exam Three|
|Chapter 4 Variability and Distribution|
|Exam One||Chapter 13 ANOVA|
|Chapter 5 Distribution, Variance, & Standard deviation|
|Chapter 6 Normal Distribution (Z scores)||Chapter 12 Correlation|
|Chapter 7 Central Limit Theorem||Chapter 16 Chi squares|
|Chapter 9 Hypothesis||Exam 5|
|Five exams - 100 points each||500||90%-100%||A|
|Labs(not graded for online class)||100||80%-89.99%||B|
|Homework(not graded for online class)||50||70%-79.99%||C|
|Attendance - (not graded for online class)||50||60%-69.99%||D|
Course Attendance Policy:
Attendance is required for this course. Attendance will be taken regularly during class and students who are not present will have 10 points deducted from their attendance score. If you can not attend a class, you will not lose points if you inform the instructor of your expected absence before the absence occurs and provide a student signed excuse for the day of absence.
Fairmont State values highly the integrity of its student scholars. All students and faculty members are urged to share in the responsibility for removing every situation which might permit or encourage academic dishonesty. Cheating in any form, including plagiarism, must be considered a matter of the gravest concern. Cheating is defined here as the obtaining of information during an examination; the unauthorized use of books, notes, or other sources of information prior to or during an examination; the removal of faculty examination materials; the alteration of documents or records; or actions identifiable as occurring with the intent to defraud or use under false pretense.
Plagiarism is defined here as the submission of the ideas, words (written or oral), or artistic productions of another, falsely represented as one's original effort or without giving due credit. Students and faculty should examine proper citation forms to avoid inadvertent plagiarism.
Services are available to any student, full or part-time, who has a need because of a [documented] disability. It is the student’s responsibility to register for services with the coordinator of students with disabilities and to provide any necessary documentation to verify a disability or the need for accommodations. The Coordinator of Disability Services, Andrea Pammer, is located in Colebank Hall 307. The office phone is (304) 367-4986. TTY 304-367-4906. Visit the following website for detailed information.
Students are expected to attend regularly the class and laboratory session of courses in which they are registered. Regular attendance is necessary to the successful completion of a course of study and is an integral part of a student's educational experience.
Each instructor shall make available on the first day of class what the attendance requirements are and what penalties shall be imposed for nonattendance.
Copyright Notice - Material presented in this course may be protected by copyright law.
Expectations of Students:
Students are expected to be