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Psychology 3000 (sections C and D)

Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Dr. Bruce Hutcheon. Office Loeb A530B, Office hours to be announced; email
Office hours for the instructor and teaching assistants will be announced early in September. Look for the most
up-to-date information to be posted on the course cuLearn website.
PSYC3000 section C: Mon & Wed 8:30AM-10:00AM, Southam 304 (Southam 624 in Winter term)
PSYC3000 section D: Mon & Wed 11:30AM-1:00PM, Southam 624
PSYC2001, PSYC2002, third year standing.
Welcome to Psychology 3000CD. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of statistical analysis of
experimental data as well as practical techniques for performing statistical tests and designing experiments. You
can expect to learn the following subjects
Term 1
- Exploratory data analysis
- Sampling distributions
- Hypothesis tests corresponding to various
sampling distributions
- Power of a test
- Confidence intervals
- Effect size
- Meta-analysis & systematic reviews

Term 2
- Bayesian statistics
- Simple ANOVA
- Factorial ANOVA
- Repeated-measures ANOVA
- Non-parametric tests
- Correlation/regression


Fall Term (2015)

Winter Term (2016)

1st class

Wednesday, Sep 2

Wednesday, Jan 6


Wednesday, Sept 23

Wednesday, Jan 27


2 assignment due

Wednesday, Oct 21

Wednesday, Mar 2

Midterm exam

Wednesday, Nov 4

Wednesday, Feb 3

3 assignment due

Wednesday, Nov 25

Wednesday, Mar 30

Final review class

Monday, Dec 7

Wednesday, Apr 6

1 assignment due


End of Term Exam

Dec 9-21
Apr 11-23
Note: There will be no classes on the following dates.
Monday Oct. 12 (Thanksgiving),
Monday Oct 26 and Wed Oct 28 (Fall break),
Monday Feb 15 and Wed Feb 17 (Winter break)

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There is no required textbook for this course. Everything you need can be found in the weekly lecture notes
which will be posted on cuLearn. If you want more background on the issues discussed in class try the free
online textbook HyperStat by David M Lane, available at
TERM 1 (Counts as 40% of final mark): 3 assignments each worth 20% of the term mark; 1 midterm and 1 term
final exam each worth 20% of the term mark.
TERM 2 (Counts as 60% of final mark): 3 assignments each worth 20% of the term mark; 1 midterm and 1 final
exam each worth 20% of the term mark.
Midterms and final exams are noncumulative and consist of multiple-choice questions. All questions are taken
directly from the course lectures. Once all students have written an exam it will be posted, with correct answers
shown, on the course website. Students should feel free to contact the course instructor if they wish to review
their exams,
Instructions for each assignment will be posted on the course website at least 2-1/2 weeks before the due date.
Two days before any assignment deadline the entire class time will always be devoted exclusively to a question
and answer session in which you may ask any question you like about the assignment you are working on. Be
sure to tackle each assignment before attending its review session or else you risk not being able to understand
the issues that are raised and the answers that are given. Experience shows that students who dont prepare for
these sessions fall behind in the course. Assignments will be evaluated not only on the basis of their academic
content but also on their clarity and adherence to specific rules of formatting which will be explained in class.
Assignments will be marked and returned to students at least 1 week before the next assignment deadline.
Assignments should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the link provided on the course CuLearn site.
Assignments submitted after a deadline will be penalized at the rate of 10% per day. Ten days after the due date
of an assignment, a demonstration answer for that assignment will be posted on the course website.
Assignments submitted after the demonstration answer has been posted will not be marked.
Collaboration on the assignments with your fellow students is encouraged. You learn more efficiently that way.
However, the assignment you submit must be in your own words. This means that you must write up each
assignment yourself and not copy it or paraphrase the work of others. It is expected that while numeric results
and graphical plots may be similar to those of your collaborators, the words you use will be your own. To this
end (and with the exception of a few cases that will be pointed out in class) assignments containing phrases of
3 or more words identical with those of others will be considered evidence of copying. Furthermore,
sentences in which the wording of another source is simply shuffled or slightly altered to avoid this 3 word
limit will also be considered evidence of copying. Students whose assignments show evidence of copying will
be considered to have committed an academic offense. For more on this, please see the section below marked

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Illness and bereavement, supported by appropriate documentation, are the only excuses accepted for missing
one of the midterm exams held in November, December, or February. If you miss one of these exams you must
obtain the appropriate documentation and contact the course instructor immediately (within 24 hours). Those
deemed eligible to write a makeup exam will do so during regularly scheduled class time in a room specially
reserved for the purpose. Makeup exam dates (always on Wednesdays) are Nov 11, Jan 13, and Feb 10.


If you miss the final exam in April you must apply to the Registrars office to write a deferred exam. You must
apply within 5 working days with appropriate documentation.
You may need special arrangements to meet your academic obligations during the term. For an accommodation
request the processes are as follows:
Pregnancy obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks
of class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details see the
Student Guide
Religious obligation: write to me with any requests for academic accommodation during the first two weeks of
class, or as soon as possible after the need for accommodation is known to exist. For more details see the
Student Guide
Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: The Paul Menton Centre for Students with
Disabilities (PMC) provides services to students with Learning Disabilities (LD), psychiatric/mental health
disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), chronic
medical conditions, and impairments in mobility, hearing, and vision. If you have a disability requiring
academic accommodations in this course, please contact PMC at 613-520-6608 or for a
formal evaluation. If you are already registered with the PMC, contact your PMC coordinator to send me your
Letter of Accommodation at the beginning of the term, and no later than two weeks before the first in-class
scheduled test or exam requiring accommodation (if applicable). After requesting accommodation from PMC,
meet with me to ensure accommodation arrangements are made. Please consult the PMC website for the
deadline to request accommodations for the formally-scheduled exam (if applicable).
Students unable to complete a final term paper or write a final examination because of illness or other
circumstances beyond their control or whose performance on an examination has been impaired by such
circumstances may apply within five working days to the Registrar's Office for permission to extend a term
paper deadline or to write a deferred examination. The request must be fully and specifically supported by a
medical certificate or other relevant documentation. Only deferral petitions submitted to the Registrar's Office
will be considered.

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The last day to withdraw from a Fall 2015 course, without academic penalty, is Dec. 7, 2015. The last day to
withdraw from a Fall/Winter or Winter course, without academic penalty, is April 8, 2016.
Fall 2015 courses: Dec. 9-21, 2015 and Winter 2016 courses: April 11-23, 2016 (may include evenings &
Saturdays or Sundays)
For more information on the important dates and deadlines of the academic year, consult the Carleton
2015-2016 Calendar.
The University Senate defines plagiarism as presenting, whether intentional or not, the ideas, expression of
ideas or work of others as ones own. This can include:
reproducing or paraphrasing portions of someone elses published or unpublished material, regardless of the
source, and presenting these as ones own without proper citation or reference to the original source;
submitting a take-home examination, essay, laboratory report or other assignment written, in whole or in
part, by someone else;
using ideas or direct, verbatim quotations, or paraphrased material, concepts, or ideas without appropriate
acknowledgment in any academic assignment;
using anothers data or research findings;
failing to acknowledge sources through the use of proper citations when using anothers works and/or
failing to use quotation marks;
handing in "substantially the same piece of work for academic credit more than once without prior written
permission of the course instructor in which the submission occurs."
Plagiarism is a serious offence, which cannot be resolved directly with the courses instructor. The Associate
Deans of the Faculty conduct a rigorous investigation, including an interview with the student, when an
instructor suspects a piece of work has been plagiarized. Penalties are not trivial. They range from a mark of
zero for the plagiarized work to a final grade of "F" for the course, and even suspension from all studies or
expulsion from the University.
Letter grades assigned in this course will have the following percentage equivalents:
A+ = 90-100 B = 73-76 C - = 60-62
A = 85-89 B - = 70-72 D+ = 57-59
A - = 80-84 C+ = 67-69 D = 53-56
B+ = 77-79 C = 63-66 D - = 50-52
Failure. No academic credit
ABS Absent from the final examination
DEF Official deferral (see "Petitions to Defer")
FND Failed, no Deferral assigned when the student is absent from the final exam and has failed the course
on the basis of inadequate term work as specified in the course outline.
Standing in a course is determined by the course instructor, subject to the approval of the Chair and Faculty
RESOURCES (613-520-2600, phone ext.)
Department of Psychology (2644)

B550 Loeb

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Registrar's Office (3500)
Student Academic Success Centre (7850)
Paul Menton Centre (6608)
Writing Tutorial Service (1125)
Learning Support Services (1125)

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501 University Centre
4th fl Library
4th fl Library

Academic Advising
Visit the Psychology Undergraduate Office, B550 Loeb to discuss your program. Advisors can answer
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Course selection and meeting program requirements

Your audit and transfer credits

Gaining access to courses that are closed

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Course equivalencies and substitutions

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Community Practicum Course

Exchanges and course selection


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