PSYC 305: Statistics for Experimental DesignFall 2012
ClassesLecture (Stewart Biology Building S1/4) : T & TR 1:05 – 1:55Computer Lab (Stewart Biology Building N4/17) : MInstructor : Heungsun HwangOffice : STBIO W7/3NTelephone : 514-398-8021Email : heungsun.hwang[at]mcgill.caOffice Hour : M 2:30 – 3:30 pmTAs : Elia Nahas (elia.nahas[at]mail.mcgill.ca)Jungkyu Park (jungkyu.park[at]mail.mcgill.ca)Lixing Zhou (lixing.zhou[at]mail.mcgill.ca)
NOTE: This course outline is subject to change without prior notice.Prerequisite:
PsychologyPSYC 204or an equivalent introductory statistics course.
This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of statistical methods for theanalysis of the data obtained from experimental designs and other research studies. The course ishands-on, methodologically oriented. Upon completing this course, students are expected to havea working knowledge of the basic quantitative techniques and tools commonly used inpsychology and other fields.
This course will utilize lectures and “hands-on” lab exercises. There are
textbooks requiredfor the course. Nonetheless, the following books may be useful to facilitate the understanding of many topics/problems discussed in the class.
Abdi, H., Edelman, B., Valentin, D., & Dowling, W. J. (2009).
Experimental Design and Analysis for Psychology.
Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ferguson, G. A., & Takane, Y. (1989).
Statistical Analysis in Psychology and Education(6
Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill
Field, A. (2005).
Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (2nd Edition)
. London: SagePublications.
Keppel, G., & Wickens, T. D. (2004).
Design and Analysis. A Researcher’s Handbook (4
New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Each week, students are to participate in two lecture classes (Tuesday and Thursday) and onecomputer-lab class (Monday). The computer lab class will be given in
. In the labclass, under the guidance of a teaching assistant, students will learn how to use