Lab Syllabus

PSY216 STATISTICS II – LAB HOURS

2016-2017 Academic Year Spring Semester

Lab Hours: Wednesdays 09.20 and 10.20 courses at H314 (Section 3); Thursdays 09.20 and 10.20 courses at H314 (Section 1); Thursdays 11.20 and 12.20 courses at H314 (Section 2)

Instructor: Merve Denizci NAZLIGÜL

e-mail: mervenazligul@cankaya.edu.tr

Office Hours: Only by appointment

Lab Description:

“If you are in Section 1, you cannot enter the Section 2 classes or vice versa.”

This course will introduce you how to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The SPSS stands for Statistical Package for Social Sciences. It has been used by psychologists to analyze data. Therefore; a psychologist needs to know how to use SPSS in order to do a research. Throughout the lectures, we will discuss the topics (such as, basic research designs and variables) related to statistics. This course aims to teach you how to enter your data in SPSS, make the appropriate statistical analysis and interpret the output.
 

General Notes:

• Attendance in lab is required. Attendance to 70% of class hours and 80% of the lab hours are necessary to enter the final exam. If you do not meet attendance requirement, you will not pass the course and cannot enter final and resit examination.

• You are responsible from all lab practices and notes for the exams.

• Please silence all watch alarms and cell phones when in class.

• During the lectures, limit the use of computers for using SPSS and note-taking BUT not for surfing the internet, playing games, or any other purpose.

Very Important Note: All assignments must be done ON YOUR OWN. Note
that academic dishonesty includes not only cheating, fabrication, and
plagiarism, but also includes helping other students commit acts of academic dishonesty by allowing them to obtain copies of your work. Cases of academic dishonesty will be dealt with harshly. If the student is found to be responsible of academic dishonesty, the typical sanction results in a grade of “FF”. More serious instances can result in expulsion from the university.

 

Grading:

Participation                                      5%

Exams (x3)                                                    15 %

 

 

LAB SCHEDULE

Week

Date

Lab Topic

1

February 13/17

Intro

2

February 20/24

Summary of PSY116

3

February 27-March 3

Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples

4

March 6/10

Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples

5

March 13/17

Making Sense of Statistical Significance

6

March 20/24

Exam 1

7

March 37/31

Introduction to t-tests

8

April 3/7

Introduction to t-tests

9

 

April 10/11

The t-test for Independent Means

10

 

April 17/21

Exam 2

11

April 24/28

Introduction to the Analysis of Variance

12

May 1/5

Factorial Analysis of Variance

13

May 8/12

Factorial Analysis of Variance

14

May 15/18

Exam 3

 

*The instructor reserves to change the schedule and/or the syllabus. Any changes and the revised syllabus will be posted on the website of the department.