Semester 1, 2005

Psychology 301
Course Contents

Resources

Week

Lecture
Notes
(.doc)

Tutorials
(.html)

Quizzes
(via WebCT)

Readings
H = Howell / F = Francis
O = Online (essential)
R = Recommended (not examinable)

Other/Notes

1 Outline of Course (.4MB)

Survey Design 1 (.3MB)

---- ---- H: Ch1,2
O: Survey Design
Handout: 3 copies of Quick Fun Survey
2 Survey Design 2 (2.3MB) Intro to SPSS Practice H: Ch3,4
O: Designing Questions (Cannell)
F: Assumed knowledge
Bring 3 completed  QFSs to tuts
3 Descriptives (.9MB) Descriptives 1. Fundamentals H: Ch5,6
O: Levels of measurement
R: Descriptive statistics
R: Visual displays of data
Open & save: qfsall.sav
4 Correlations (2.9MB) Correlations 2. Descriptives H: Ch9 aggr.sav
chickens.sav
LEQ.sav
xy.sav
5 Linear Regression (1.0MB)

Multiple Regression 1
(1.6MB)

---- ---- H: Ch10,11
O: Correlation &  Regression (Zady)
O: Multiple Regression (Statsoft)
 
6 Multiple Regression 2
(html summary)
MLR1 3. Correlations H: Ch10,11 interactions.sav interactions.sps interactions.spo
7 ANOVA 1 (1.8MB) MLR2 4. MLR1 H: Ch12,13,14,15,16
R: Notes on interaction
 
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10 ANOVA 2 (.9MB) ANOVA1 5. MLR2 H: Ch17, 18  
11 Power (1.3MB) Power 6. ANOVA1&2 H: Ch15
R: Controversy of Significance Testing
R: Meta-analysis Research Methodology

Power.xls
Cohensd.xls
Z table / calculator

12 Factor Analysis 1 (2.7MB) FA1 7. Power R: Concepts & their measurement
(Chapter 4 from Bryman & Cramer, 1997, .8MB pdf file on e-reserve - go to Documents folder)
R: Factor Analysis Resources
R: Introductory Factor Analysis Readings
behav.sav
manage.sav
student.sav
resilience.sav
leq.sav
sdq.sav
13 Factor Analysis 2 / Reliabilities / Composite scores (.8MB) FA2 8. FA1 R: Evaluating EFA
(Fabrigar, et al, 1999, html file on e-reserve - go to Documents folder)
O: Advanced Factor Analysis Readings

leq.sav
TUSMSQ.sav
student.sav
resilience.sav

14

[No tuts or lecture W14]

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15 Summary & Overview (.5MB) Review 9. FA2 R: Multivariate Procedures (Weiss)  
16 ---- ---- ---- ---- Survey Design Assignment due June 10, 5pm
Marking criteria (.doc)

Assumed Statistical Analysis/SPSS Skills from Psychology 202

The following sections of Francis were covered in Psy202, a prerequisite or concurrent course and thus are assumed knowledge.  Statistical analysis skills using software such as SPSS is readily forgotten, so we will do an SPSS refresher in the first tutorial, but it will then be your responsibility to review and practice the assumed knowledge statistical analysis skills covered in the sections listed below.  

It is suggested you gradually review each of these sections during the first half of semester.  Note that quiz questions about concepts contained in these sections may be asked and exercises from these topics may be included in the worksheets, to help ensure that you have a solid understanding of these 2nd-year statistical analysis skills.

Francis (4th ed)

  • Section 1 (Introducing SPSS)
  • Section 2 (Exploring the distribution of a single variable)
  • Section 3.3.4 (The tables procedure)
  • Section 3.3.5 (Independent samples t-test)
  • Section 3.3.6 (One-way ANOVA)
  • Section 3.3.7 (Paired samples t-test)
  • Section 3.3.8 (Repeated measures ANOVA)
  • Section 4 (Entering, selecting and modifying data)