Y502: Intermediate Statistics Applied To Education
This course is designed to develop a working understanding of the fundamental concepts used in descriptive and inferential statistics. The purpose is to understand the use of statistics in educational research as a tool to analyze and interpret data. To this aim, the course activities focus on generating and interpreting sample statistics. The course also includes a weekly lab, which provides opportunities for students to practice analyzing and interpreting data using IBM SPSS for Windows.
Semester(s): SpringSummer ISummer IIFall
Year(s) Offered: 2016
Semester(s) Offered: Spring, Summer I, Summer II, Fall
Instructor: Dubravka Svetina(other instructors as well) - email@example.com
Other Contact(s): Dubravka Svetina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Algebra Required?: No
Calculus Required?: No
Day(s) per week offered: 2 per week; computer lab 1 hour separate
Recommended follow-up classes: any statistics or modeling course; Y527, Y604, Y639, etc.
Substantive Orientation: Social sciences
Books used: King, B. M., Rosopa, P. J., & Minium, E. W. (2010). Statistical Reasoning in the Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Supplemental readings are assigned as needed (e.g., articles, handouts).
Software Used: SPSS
How the software is used: Primarily for data analysis
Problem Sets: Yes, they involve interpretation of analyses and concepts learned in class
Data Analysis: Yes, as part of homework and exams
Exams: Yes, generally three in class exams
Keywords: descriptive statistics; inferential statistics; data analysis; hypothesis testing; ANOVA; regression
Comments: Although the title of the course is "intermediate statistics", the course is really a first statistics course, and not much of a background in math or stats is assumed.