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May 2012 PSYC 305 Statistics for Experimental Design

Classes: Building: Stewart Biology S1/3 Instructor: Rhonda Amsel E-Mail: rhonda.amsel@mcgill.ca V-Mail: 398-6129 Mon-Th 11:00-1:30 Office Hours: Stewart Bio. N7/17 M-Th 2:00-3:00 or as posted

Content: A three-credit course in experimental design, emphasizing the use and understanding of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The topics covered and corresponding sections of the text are listed on the course outline that follows. Prerequisite: PSYC 204 or an equivalent introductory statistics course Suggested Text: Olson,C.L, Statistics, Making Sense of Data (spiral bound as a separate course pack) or Ferguson, G.A. and Takane,Y. (1989), Statistical Analysis in Psychology and Education (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Required course pack: the course pack contains partial lecture notes as well as a short review of some of the more important concepts discussed each day. Youll also find extra exercises, review problems and sample exam questions. Calculators: You will need a calculator for exercises and examinations, but calculators may not be programmable or capable of storing text. All work must be shown for evaluation. For review, additional problems or alternate presentation: Gravetter, F. and Wallnau, L. (2004), Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (5th ed). St. Paul: West, or Harris, M.B. (1998), Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science Research (2nd ed). Boston: Allyn and Bacon All texts are available in the Redpath Library. A MyCourses site will be maintained for this course. Method: Four 150-minute classes per week. Please bring your course pack and calculator to class. There will be no conference and no TA. A special arithmetic review may take place after the first class.

Having Problems with the Course Material? Dont hesitate to ask for help. I have drop-in office hours in Stewart Bio. N7/17, Monday to Thursday (see hours above). You can call me during office hours, if you prefer, at 398-6129. Ill return your call as soon as possible and will usually respond to e-mail within 1 working day. If my office hours change, due to an emergency or a meeting, Ill post the changes on my door. If you need more individualized help than available time can provide, a suitable tutor can usually be found. Exercises: It is essential that you work through course pack exercises and text exercises listed in the course outline. Similar problems frequently appear on exams. Additional exercises can be found in the supplemental texts and on MyCourses. The examinations will include definitions and conceptual questions so make sure to review the relevant basic terms and concepts in each chapter. Evaluation: There will be three assignments, posted on MyCourses, worth 25% in total. These will consist mainly of short problems. Assignments must be submitted in their entirety by the first submission date in order for corrected assignments to be accepted for grading on the second submission date. Late submission will not be accepted, due to the summer schedule. One closed book, short answer midterm (20%) Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in class will cover material approximately up to and including section II D on the outline. There will be no make-up exam (see below). The final (55%) during the exam period (May 31-June 1) will cover the entire course. Under some circumstances (e.g. illness, family emergency) the final exam will serve as a make-up midterm and count for 75% of the grade. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to explain basic statistical terms and concepts, select and perform appropriate statistical techniques to describe data and to test research hypotheses, report on the results, explain their choices and begin to evaluate the techniques chosen by others. Fair evaluation and a safe learning environment depend on academic integrity and mutual respect. Information on cheating, plagiarism and other academic offenses can be found at www.mcgill.ca/integrity or the link academic integrity on the MyCourses site. Memorization of Formulae: It is not necessary to memorize every formula to do well in this course. It is far more important to learn statistical concepts that will enable you to determine where and how to use the various formulae. Nonetheless, some formulas summarize important and simple concepts, so they should be known by memory: The formulas to be memorized are listed in the course pack. In these cases, and in other cases where you are given the formula, you should understand under what circumstances the formula is used, what the terms mean, and how to use the formula in problems. Supplemental or Deferred Examination: If this course is required as part of your academic program, a grade of 55 is the minimum passing grade. If this course is an elective, a 50 is the minimum passing grade. No supplemental exam is available in the 2

summer. A deferred final exam for those who miss the scheduled final examination for an acceptable reason may be requested. Application to write a deferred exam must be made at Service Point. The exam will be worth at least 55% of the final course grade. Equivalents: If you have already taken a second statistics course, check the list of equivalent courses and grade requirements in Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and Science Calendar.. You wont get credit for taking PSYC 305 if youve already passed an equivalent course with an acceptable grade. Whats Next?: Both PSYC 204 and PSYC 305 or their equivalents, are required courses for the Psychology majors or honours programs. These two courses are prerequisite to Correlational Techniques, which covers topics associated with correlation and regression. _______________________________________________________________________ It should be noted that, in accordance with article 15 of the Charter of Students Rights, students may submit examination answers in either French or English. According to Senate regulations, instructors are not permitted to make special arrangements for final exams. Please consult the Calendar, section 4.7.2.1, General University Information and Regulations at www.mcgill.ca . Special arrangements in emergencies may be requested at Service Point. If you have a disability, please advise the Office for Students with Disabilities (398-6009) as early in the term as possible so that we can provide appropriate accommodation to support your success. In the event of circumstances beyond the instructor's control, the evaluation scheme as set out in this handout may require change. In such a case, every effort will be made to obtain consensus agreement from the class. _______________________________________________________________________

Statistics for Experimental Design Course Outline: Sections/Exercises in Ferguson

Week/Day I Week 1 Day 1

Lecture Topic

Sections in Ferguson

Exercises in Ferguson

REVIEW OF HYPOTHESIS TESTING Hypothesis Testing t Distribution t Tests 9:3,4,6,8,9; 10:3,4 11:1-6,9,10 11:7,8,11 9:8,14,19,21; 10:9,12 11:1,2,6

II Day 2

THE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (ANOVA) A Terminology 14:1-8 Independent Groups Designs: One Factor ANOVA 15:1-12 Assumptions, Data Transformations & Post Hoc t-Tests Two Factor ANOVA 16:1-10, 12-14 Error Terms & Expected Mean Squares Unweighted Means ANOVA Three Factor ANOVA 17:1-10 Repeated Measures Designs One Factor ANOVA 19:1-4, 10 Two Factor ANOVA 19:5,6 Mixed Design ANOVA 19:7-9 14:1-5,8-10 15:1-5,7-14 16:1b-3, 5, 7-9

Days 2-3 B Week 2 C Days 1-3 Day 4 D Week 3 Day 1 E Day 2 F MIDTERM Day 4 G III

17:1-7 19:1, 8-13 19:2, 4 19:3, 5, 14

PLANNED AND POST HOC TESTS

Victoria Day Week 4 Day 2 Post Hoc Tests: Scheffe Tukey hsd Newman Keuls LSD t Tests of Simple Effects Planned Comparisons Trend Analysis Review 18:1, 13-16 18:6- 8, 13

Day 3 Day 4 Week 5

16:11 18:2-12, 17

16:4, 6 18:1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 12a-d, 14

Statistics for Experimental Design Course Outline: Sections/Exercises in Olson

Week I Week 1 Day 1

Lecture Topic

Sections in Olson

Exercises in Olson

REVIEW OF HYPOTHESIS TESTING Hypothesis Testing t Distribution t Tests 8:0-4; 9:2 11:1,4 11:2-3 8:11; 9:10 11:17,21

II

THE ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE (ANOVA) Terminology 15:0-1; 18: 0-2, 5, 6 Independent Groups Designs: One Factor ANOVA 15:2 Assumptions, Data Transformations & Post Hoc t-Tests Two Factor ANOVA 15:3-4; 18: 4 Error Terms & Expected Mean Squares Unweighted Means ANOVA Three Factor ANOVA 18:3 Repeated Measures Designs One Factor ANOVA 19:0-1, 4 Two Factor ANOVA 19:2 Mixed Design ANOVA 19:3 18:9-12, 15-18 15:13-18 15:25-28; 18: 13-14, 23-27

Day 2 A Days 2-3 B

Week 2 Days1-3

Day 4 D Week 3 Day 1 E Day 2 F MIDTERM Day 4 G III

18:19-22 19:1, 8-12 19:10, 15, 19, 23 19:11-14, 18, 20-22, 24-27

PLANNED AND POST HOC TESTS

Victoria Day Week 4 Day 2 Post Hoc Tests: Scheffe Tukey hsd Newman Keuls LSD t Tests of Simple Effects Planned Comparisons Trend Analysis Review 20:0, 4-5 20:19, 20, 35, 36(a,c)

Day 3 Day 4 Week 5

20:1 20:2-3 20:3

20:3-8, 21-26 20:9-14, 15a, 16a, 27, 28a 20:17, 18, 29, 30, 31