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PSY 216 – Statistics for Psychology II

Spring 2018 Syllabus

Instructor: Assist. Prof. Dr. Pınar Bıçaksız


E-mail: pbicaksiz@cankaya.edu.tr
Office Hour: By appointment

Aim of the Course:


This course is the extension of “PSY 116 - Statistics for Psychology I”. The aim of the
course is to provide theoretical information and practical experience in hypothesis testing
and statistical analysis techniques, namely t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). After
completion of this course, you will be able to conduct these statistical analyses by using the
SPSS program.
Course Format:
During the lectures, the basic theoretical material regarding hypothesis testing and the
statistical analysis techniques will be covered through regular instruction along with in-class
exercises. During the lab hours, you will be conducting the analysis by yourself with the
guidance of the instructor.
Regular attendance to the lectures and reading the assigned material before the class are
strongly encouraged since both of them will help you get the most out of this course.
Textbook:
Aron, A., Coups, E. J., & Aron, E. N. (2013). Statistics for Psychology (International
Edition). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.

Attendance:
Those who do not meet the attendance requirement (70% of the classes and 80% of the
lab sessions) cannot take the resit exam (bütünleme sınavı).

Assessment:

There will be one midterm exam, pop-up quizzes, two skill demonstration tests in the lab,
and a final exam. The exams will include multiple-choice, calculation and short essay
questions which will cover the materials presented in the class.

Grading:
Midterm………………….. 30%
Quiz ……………………… 15%
Final ……………………… 35%
Lab (skill demonstration)…. 20%

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TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Week Topics to be covered

1 Course introduction

2 Overview of basic statistical concepts

3 Introduction to hypothesis testing

4 Hypothesis testing cont’d

5 Statistical significance

6 Introduction to t-tests

7 One sample & paired sample t-test

8 Independent samples t-test

9 Midterm exam

10 Introduction to ANOVA

11 One-way ANOVA

12 Factorial ANOVA

13 Repeated measures ANOVA

14 Mixed ANOVA