P501 : Statistical Methods Applied to Education
This is a course designed primarily for graduate students with a more applied and slower pace than Y502. Topics covered in this course include descriptive statistics and elementary inferential statistics (e.g. correlation, t-test, analysis of variance, simple regression). The course is a combination of a mini lectures, problem-solving and SPSS exercises.
Algebra Required?: None.
Calculus Required?: None.
Day(s) per week offered: One lecture including the computer lab, on Friday mornings.
Recommended follow-up classes: EDUC Y502
Substantive Orientation: social and behavioral sciences
Statistical Orientation: applied and traditional
Books used: Kirk, R. E. (2008). Statistics-An introduction (5th ed.,), Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth.
Applied/Theoretical: very applied.
Software Used: SPSS
How the software is used: computation and data analysis
Problem Sets: yes with most involving data analysis and interpretation.
Data Analysis: yes
Keywords: applied statistics, SPSS