Syllabus 

 

PSY 216 – STATISTICS FOR PSYCHOLOGY II

Spring 2017

 

Instructor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Erol Özçelik

E-mail: ozcelik@cankaya.edu.tr

 

The Aim of the Course:

This course is a continuum course for PSY 116 Statistics in Psychology I. This course aims to teach you the hypothesis testing and some statistical analyses. At the end of this course, you will be able to conduct statistical analyses for research purposes. You will learn statistical concepts at the lectures and usage of the SPSS software at labs.

 

Course Format:

Six lectures (or approximately 2 weeks) are planned to be reserved for each assigned chapter. The lectures will be supplemented by research exercises as well as real-life examples. Regular attendance to the lectures and reading the assigned material before the class are strongly encouraged since both of them will seriously help you get the most you can from the class. You can also feel free to ask questions and participate in class discussions.

 

The Textbook:

·         Aron, A., Coups, E. J., & Aron, E. N. (2014). Statistics for Psychology (International Edition). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson

 

Attendance:

Attendance will be taken. Attendance to 80% of the lab hours is mandotory.

 

Assessment:

There will be one midterm and a final exam. The exams will include fill-in-the-blanks, multiple-choice  and short essay questions which will cover the materials presented in the class.

 

 

 

 

Grading:

Midterm                              25%                  

Group Project                      15%

Final                                    40%

Lab                                      20%

Bonus                                  10%

 

In your group project, you will form a group of four, collect data, conduct a statistical analysis that is covered in the course, and write a paper on a topic that is related to psychology. If your paper is very well-written such that it can be published in a journal, your group will get 10 points as bonus.

 

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Week

Topics and the Reading List

1

Introduction, Description of the Course and the Requirements

2

CHAPTER 4: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

3

CHAPTER 5: Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples

4

CHAPTER 5: Hypothesis Tests with Means of Samples

5

CHAPTER 6: Making Sense of Statistical Significance

6

CHAPTER 7: Introduction to t-tests

7

CHAPTER 7: Introduction to t-tests

8

CHAPTER 8: The t-test for Independent Means

9

MIDTERM

10

CHAPTER 9: Introduction to the Analysis of Variance

11

CHAPTER 9: Introduction to the Analysis of Variance

12

CHAPTER 10: Factorial Analysis of Variance

13

CHAPTER 10: Factorial Analysis of Variance

14

CONCLUDING REMARKS AND WRAP-UP