This course is designed to be an intensive investigation into
statistical analyses commonly used in Psychology and other
social-behavioral sciences. Topics include Factorial ANOVA, Repeated
Measures, Multiple Regression, Trend Analysis, Non-Parametric
procedures, and the General Linear Model (GLM). In addition, the student will be exposed to various analytic philosophies. The course will be computer intensive (using SPSS). Students are expected to be familiar with basic statistical issues, though they will be reviewed at the beginning of the class. The main goals of this course are to: (a) expose the student to advanced statistical techniques, (b) make the student proficient in the techniques, (c) give the student the expertise to “think” about appropriate statistical techniques for the problems they will face in and out of academic settings, and (d) give the student exposure to different analytic strategies and philosophies. This course is associated with select student-learning objectives (linked to Program Goals), including writing skills, critical analysis of research, research skills, applying knowledge to real world problems/applications, and working with others. This course is analysis and writing intensive. Students usually spend approximately 5-10 hours per week on homework assignments beyond class time. (Summer 2013) (Spring 2013) Tuesday Class Syllabus Thursday Class Syllabus PLEASE NOTE: The example data here is taken from the Thursday
stats section of my statistics class during the Fall semester of 2012.
The actual data in these examples may differ slightly from the data
used in your class. Similarly, the syntax matches the data used in
their class -- you may need to adjust the name of the variable slightly to match the names used in your class per se. If you were in the Thursday stats class from fall of 2012, you're in luck -- this is exactly what you saw in class.ALSO, please note that prior to Fall of 2012, Argosy
always started the school year on a Monday, so classes that meet twice
during the week starts on Thursday. This means that an academic week on
this calendar runs from Thursday to Wednesday. That means that for the
week of Thanksgiving, it reads "No Class." However, there is no class
for the Thursday class, but there is class for the Tuesday class, and
they are still finishing up their week. This
class was originally taught using the SPSS software package. However,
modifications have been made and all examples have been/will be
re-worked using both R and SAS. I hope that in the future I'll also add
Stata, though I no longer have access to it; I hope to have it again in
the fall of 2013. Some Useful Links- A link to some old statistics resources I once posted; I no longer have access to this page and cannot verify that all links work or change broken ones any more.
- SPSS's web page
- SPSS trial version for download
- David Howell's
*Statistical Methods*Webpage - Andy Fields'
*Discovering Statistics*(aka www.statisticshell.com) Webpage - For the fourth edition of the text, SAGE Publications put up a site here.
- R, a commonly used, free statistical software package/language
- SAS, a commonly used statistical software package (alas, not free)
- Stata, a commonly used statistical software package (alas, not free)
**NEW:**In my examples of R below, I always use syntax. However, some people don't like syntax. It's possible to make R behave like SPSS. If you JUST can't be bothered by syntax, here's how to make R pretty much just like SPSS (this even includes how to work with an SPSS data set in R when you*don't have*SPSS but just have an SPSS file). A link to a document by John Fox entitled "Getting Started with the R Commander" is also useful.
Week 1- Data used in class (SPSS)
- SPSS Syntax used example (accesses Data above) for Day 1 lecture
- My video on SPSS to correspond with Day 1 lecture
- Wilkinson Article (pdf)
- A handout on reporting statstics.
- Howell's Bad Cancer.dat in SPSS Format
- Howell's Table 2-1 in SPSS Format
*Stαtz*4 Life Video
Week 2- Kelley & Preacher (2012). On effect size. (pdf)
- Cohen (1992). A power primer. (pdf)
- Paperclip Example Data from Class (no syntax, all we did was means and standard deviations, which you know how to do)
- Height/Weight Data from Class
- SPSS Syntax for Height/Weight Example from Class
- Homework #2
- Howell's Data for Figure 2.1/Table 2.2 in SPSS Format
Week 3Week 4
- ANOVA Example Data (SPSS)
- ANOVA Example Syntax (SPSS)
- Formulas Table for Simple ANOVA
- Homework #4
- Homework #4 Data
Week 5- Multiple Comparison Procedure Data
- Multiple Comparison Procedure Syntax (includes LMATRIX for orthogonal contrasts)
- Toothacher's book on multiple comparison procedures
- UCLA's webpage on the planned comparisons portion of Geoff Keppel's ANOVA course (MANOVA was not covered in class, but GLM was)
- Homework #5
- Homework #5 Data
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
Week 6- Factorial ANOVA Data
- Factorial ANOVA Syntax (includes simple main effects/simple effects syntax)
- Equations for the factorial ANOVA
- Homework #6
- Homework #6 Data
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
Week 7
- Repeated Measures/Mixed ANOVA Data
- Repeated Measures/Mixed ANOVA Syntax
- Take Home Portion of Midterm Exam
- Data for Take Home Portion of Midterm Exam
- Homework #7 (Due After Midterm, on week 9)
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
- SPSS Syntax to perform repeated measures ANOVA as a mixed effects model (includes flipping syntax) -- not covered in class, but Howell discusses
Week 8- Midterm Exam - In Class
Week 9- Licht (2004) Chapter (pdf)
- Correlation and Simple Regression Data
- Correlation and Simple Regression Syntax
- A web page about extrapolation in regression
- Some Halloween humor
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
Week 10
- Multiple Regression Data
- Multiple Regression Syntax
- Some notes on regression and correlation
- An example of an APA style regression table
- A piece on cautions related to using stepwise regression
- Bem (2011) article mentioned in class on psi phenomenon/ESP
- French's (2012) post about trying to publish replications
- Ioannidis (2004) article on published findings being wrong
- Homework #8
- Homework #8 Data
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
Week 11Week 12- THANKSGIVING - No Class
Week 13
- Mediation Example Handout
- Mediation Example Data
- Mediation Example Syntax
- A mediation power point slide show
- The In-N-Out Burger website
- Chi-Squared and Logistic Regression Handout (we didn't cover logistic regression -- see EXTRAS)
- Chi-Squared and Logistic Regression Data to accompany handout
- Chi-Squared Syntax
- Article to accompany Week #10 Homework (the source of your homework)
- Article on why it's a bad idea to turn a continuous variable into a categorical one
- Homework #10
- Homework #10 Data
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
EXTRAS- Because we didn't get to Logistic Regression in class, I have this great chapter
- Here's data from the Titanic on who lives or dies. This data is more complete than that used in the chapter, so the numbers won't match the chapter exactly. However, the variables are the same and you can try the models in the chapter for fun!
Week 14- ANCOVA Handout
- ANCOVA Data
- ANCOVA Syntax
- General Linear Models Lecture (coming soon)
- Cohen (1968) General Linear Model Article (pdf)
- Exam Review - Bring your questions to ask (I won't post what you ask here, but that's part of today's plan)
- Key to Homework #10 (you won't get it back before the exam)
- Final Exam Take Home
- Final Exam Take Home Data
- R Syntax
- SAS Syntax
Week 15
Final Exam In Class |