Univariate Statistics I
Psyc209/Psyc609
Formerly Psyc212/667

Univariate Statistics I is a 4 credit course (3cr graduate) that introduces basic statistical procedures used by psychologists and other behavioral scientists. These procedures include analysis of variance (ANOVA) simple and multiple linear regression, chi-square, and tests subsequent to ANOVA. Psyc209/609 is required for all Psychology majors and minors, and for all first year psychology doctoral students. Students are expected to abide by the Honor Code.

Psyc209 previously was numbered as Psyc212, and is the same course. Consequently, credit will not be awarded for both courses

Tentative Fall 2007 course syllabus
TentativePsyc209 Lab Syllabus
209H Honors Lab Syllabus is on Blackboard
609 Graduate Lab Syllabus is on Blackboard

• Course Objectives
• Understanding experimental design and statistical analysis is fundamental to psychology, whether students' ultimate goals are in applied psychology (e.g., clinical, industrial), basic psychological research (e.g., social, developmental), or in related fields (e.g., social work, physical therapy). Psyc209 prepares students to 1) better comprehend results presented in journal articles and research reports, 2) conduct statistical analyses for methodology courses as well as independent research, honors theses, masters theses and dissertations, and 3) to think critically about studies reported in the media or at work.

• Text:
• Howell, D. C. (2006). Statistical methods for psychology (6th edition).Thomson Wadsworth

Note: If you find a used copy of the 5th edition, you are welcome to use it.

Additional Course Handouts: Choosing Orthogonal Coefficients, Distinguishing among Tests Subsequent to ANOVA, Distinguishing among Different ANOVAs, Exam Review Guidelines, Formulae
Handout on power in ANOVA
Handout on two-way interactions
List of Tables Used in 209/609

• Course Topics
• Introductory Concepts
• Central Tendency, Dispersion, z-distribution, t-distributions
• Hypothesis Testing and Chi square tests
• Introduction to ANOVA
• One-way ANOVA
• Tests subsequent to ANOVA
• A priori tests: Orthogonal Comparisions, Bonferroni, Tukey
• A posteriori tests: Scheffe, Neuman-Keuls
• Between Groups Factorial Designs
• Two-way ANOVA
• Unequal N in ANOVA
• Repeated measures designs:
• One repeated measures factor (SxA)
• One repeated measures factor and one between groups factor (S/AxB)
• Correlation and Simple Regression
• Standard Multiple Regression and Hierarchical Regression

Supplemental Links for Stat Lovers:

Disclaimer: These links are provided as supplemental materials to the information presented in class and in the text.
Do not use them in in lieu of course materials.

Glossary of statistics terms and concepts (courtesty of V. J. and J. H. McColl).
Hyperstat On-line Statistics Notes (courtesy of David Lane)
Program for random assignment
Some on-line stats programs(Courtesy of R. Lowry)
Instructions for using Dunlap's Psylib programs
These programs include power analysis, the exact probability for a given F ratio, and tests subsequent to ANOVA.