Psychology 205: Fall 2000

Course Schedule

 
Week 1

Tuesday Sept. 5                       Introduction to the Scientific Method
                                                Read: Textbook Chapters 1 & 2 (up to pg. 18)
Thursday Sept. 7                     Experimental and Nonexperimental Methods
                                                Read: Handouts

Week 2

Tuesday Sept. 12                    How good is your experiment? Internal & External Validity
                                                Read: Handouts
Thursday Sept. 14                   Describing the Data
                                                Read: Textbook Chapters 2 (pg. 18-31) and Chapter 3.
Lab 1                                       Design Questionnaire

Week 3

Tuesday Sept. 19                    Measures of Central Tendency & Variabilty
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 4 & 5.
Thursday Sept. 21                   The Normal and Standardized Distributions
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 6.
Lab 2                                       Finalize Questionnaire

Week 4

Tuesday Sept. 26                     Probability
                                                Read: Handouts
Thursday Sept. 28                   Inferences and Estimations in Statistics
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 7
Lab 3                                       SPSS Lab: Introduction to SPSS
                                                (Lab Manual - Chapters 1-2)

Week 5

Tuesday Oct. 3                        Introduction to Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 8.
Thursday Oct. 5                      Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples (t-test)
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 9 (pg. 194-219).
Lab 4                                       SPSS Lab: t-test
                                                (Lab Manual - Chapters 3-4)

Week 6

Tuesday Oct. 10                      t-Test with Related Samples
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 9 (pg. 224-229).
Thursday Oct. 12                    Correlation
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 14
Lab 5                                       SPSS Lab: Use t-tests and correlations to analyze Study 1
                                                (Lab Manual - Chapters 5-6)

Week 7

Tuesday Oct. 17                      Fall Break
Thursday Oct. 19                    Fall Break

Week 8

Tuesday Oct. 24                      Evaluating Empirical Research
                                                Read: Handouts
Thursday Oct. 26                    Review for Midterm
Lab 6                                       Design Study 2

                Self-scheduled 4-hour take-home Midterm.

Week 9

Tuesday Oct. 31                      ANOVA: One-Factor Between-Subjects Design
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 10 (pg. 238-260).
Thursday Nov. 2                     Post Hoc Comparisons
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 10 (pg. 261-279).
Lab 7                                       Finalize Study 2
                                                SPSS Lab: One-Way Between-Subjects ANOVA
                                                (Lab Manual - Chapter 7)

Week 10

Tuesday Nov. 7                      ANOVA: One-Factor Within-Subjects Design
                                                Read: Textbook Chapter 12.
Thursday Nov. 9                     No Class - Seven Sisters Conference
                                               Research Paper #1 Due
Lab 8                                       SPSS Lab: One-Way Repeated Measures ANOVA
                                                 (Lab Manual - Chapter 8)

Week 11

Tuesday Nov. 14                      Factorial Designs & Two-Way ANOVA
                                                 Read: Chapter 11 (pg. 290-313).
Thursday Nov. 16                    No Class - Conference
Lab 9                                        SPSS Lab: Two-Way ANOVA
                                                  (Lab Manual - Chapter 9)

Week 12

Tuesday Nov. 21                      Two-Way ANOVA Cont.
                                                  Read: Textbook Chapter 11 (pg. 313-341).
Thursday Nov. 23                     Thanksgiving Holiday
Lab 10                                       No Lab this week - Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 13

Tuesday Nov. 28                       Nonparameteric Tests
                                                   Read: Textbook Chapter 13 (pg. 390-404).
Thursday Nov. 30                      Nonparameteric Tests Cont.
                                                   Read: Textbook Chapter 13 (pg. 404-423).
Lab 11                                        SPSS Lab: Analyze Data for Study 2

Week 14

Tuesday Dec. 5                           Multiple Regression
                                                    Read: Textbook Chapter 15
Thursday Dec. 7                         Advanced Statistics
                                                    Read: Handout
Lab 12                                        SPSS Lab: Nonparameteric Lab
                                                    (Lab Manual - Chapter 10)

Week 15

Tuesday Dec. 12                          Doing Statistics
Thursday Dec. 14                        Review of the Semester - Putting it all together.
                                                   Research Paper #2 Due
Lab 13                                         SPSS Review
 
 

Final Exam: Self-scheduled 24-hour
take-home exam.

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