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Welcome to an introduction to statistics. This course deals with basic concepts in descriptive statistics, distribution theory and hypothesis testing. You will also learn how to develop, administer and analyze the data from a simple survey using MS Excel.

Jeremy Jackson

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The Course Syllabus......
Instructor
Jeremy Jackson
|     May 4, 2020
Location:
NW 3428
|     New Westminster
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Instructor Contact Information

Email: ONLY from within BLACKBOARD. I will not respond to emails to jacksonj@douglascollege.ca

Email Availability: I will be available between Tuesday and Thursday (9 am to 5 pm) on BLACKBOARD mail, etc. If you have questions, please plan to ask them around these times. I will not answer emails sent to jacksonj@douglascollege.ca.

In Person Office Hours: None. Online tutorials possible on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Book on Blackboard.

Office number: NW 3428.

Classroom: N/A

Email Requirements: See the "Rules" video here.

Here is a web page about how to write professional emails to a professor: http://www.wikihow.com/Email-a-Professor.

Required Text Information

Essentials of Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Gravetter, F. J., Wallnau, L. B. (2011). Ninth Edition. Wadsworth. The 8th or 7th edition are also sufficient if you can find a good second-hand copy.

Math Proficiency

Grade 9 math proficiency is required for this course. Here is a short test of the kinds of things you will need to be able to do. If you find this difficult, work through the basic math skills in Appendix A at the back of your text.

How Does The Course Work

Throughout the course there will be 4 multiple choice and SA quizzes/tests. The syllabus and course calender indicate the weeks on which there will be a quiz. Each quiz will be completed ONLINE. Quiz 1 has 25 multiple choice questions and 2 SA questions, quiz 2 has 25 multiple choice questions and 2 SA questions, and quiz 3 has 25 multiple choice questions and 2 SA questions. Students will have the 60 minutesto complete the quizzes. The Final exam has 30 multiple choice questions and 3 SA questions. Quiz 1 is worth 20% of the final course grade, quiz 2 is worth 25%, quiz 3 is worth 25% , and the final exam is worth 30%.

Each quiz  contains at least 2 SA  questions. I will select the SA questions from the "Learning Objectives" document. There is a link to this document in the menu at the top of this page. PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS AHEAD OF TIME.

Throughout the course there are 10 practice quizzes on Blackboard. Students may complete practice quizzes at their leisure. There are no grades given for completing practice quizzes. Practice quizzes are for practice only.

Week 1 - May 4

Lecture 1: Click the link here.

Chapter 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.4). Note: Do not read text material on constructs and operational definitions or scales of measurement.

Chapter 2 (2.1, 2.2, 2.3).

Topics: Introduction to the course, how to do well, the rules, statistical notation, types of variables.

Week 2 - May 11

Lecture 2: Click the link here.

Chapter 3 (3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6). Chapter 4 (4.3 ONLY).

Chapter 4 (4.2, 4.3). DO NOT READ 4.4, 4.5 or 4.6.

Topics: Frequency distributions, histograms, shape, location, spread.

Week 3 - May 18

Lecture 3: Click the link here.

Chapter 14 (14.1 - 14.3 ONLY).

Topics: Spread continued, conditional distributions, covariance, correlation.

Week 4 - May 25

Tuesday May 26th: Quiz 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 14; Lectures 1, 2 & 3. Opens on Blackboard at 11:30 for 2300-002 and 3:30 for 2300-001. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:30 and 2:30 or between 3:30 and 6:30. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.

You have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 25 MC and 2 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance.

Week 5 - June 1

Lecture 4: Click the link here.

Chapter 5 (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4). Note: Do not read 5.5 & 5.6.

Topics: Standard scores.

Week 6 - June 8

Lecture 5: Click the link here.

Chapter 5 (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4). Note: Do not read 5.5 & 5.6.

Chapter 6 (ALL).

Topics: Probability, probability functions, probability density functions, theoretical vs empirical distributions, the Normal distribution.

Week 7 - June 15

Tuesday June 16th: Quiz 2: Chapters 5 & 6; Lectures 4 & 5. Opens on Blackboard at 11:30 for 2300-002 and 3:30 for 2300-001. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:30 and 2:30 or between 3:30 and 6:30. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.

You have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 25 MC and 2 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance.

Week 8 - June 22

Lecture 6: Click the link here.

Chapter 7 (7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4).

Topics: Populations, samples, the sampling problem, sampling distributions, standard error, sampling distribution of the mean, standard error of the mean, the central limit theorem.

Week 9 - June 29

Lecture 7: Click the link here.

Chapter 8 (8.1).

Topics: Hypothesis testing, dec ision rules, the p-value, alpha, beta, power.

Week 10 - July 6

Tuesday July 7th: Quiz 3: Chapters 7 & 8.1; Lectures 6 & 7. Opens on Blackboard at 11:30 for 2300-002 and 3:30 for 2300-001. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:30 and 2:30 or between 3:30 and 6:30. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.

You have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 25 MC and 2 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance.

Week 11 - July 13

Lecture 8: Click the link here.

Chapter 8 (8.4, 8.5, 8.6).

Topics: A closer look at hypothesis testing, effect of sample and effect size on power, beta and alpha, problems with hypothesis testing, test statistics.

Week 12 - July 20

Lecture 9: Click the link here.

Chapter 9 (All).

Chapter 10 (All).

Topics: The one sample t, the two sample t, Cohen's d, One way ANOVA, eta squared.

Week 13 - July 27

Tuesday July 28th: Quiz 4: Chapters 8, 9 & 10; Lectures 8 & 9. Opens on Blackboard at 11:30 for 2300-002 and 3:30 for 2300-001. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:30 and 2:30 or between 3:30 and 6:30. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.

You have 70 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 30 MC and 3 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance.

Test Policy

All tests are to be completed ONLINE. ONLY MEDICAL extensions are accepted for quizzes. Supporting medical documentation must be provided for a missed quiz.

Academic Dishonesty - Plagiarism & Cheating

Cheating , which includes plagiarism, occurs where a student or group of students uses or attempts to use unauthorized aids, assistance, materials or methods. Cheating is a serious educational offense. AI software will be used on all tests to identify similarity of response patterns to MC and SA answers.

Plagiarism occurs where the student represents the work of another person as his or her own. Douglas College condemns all forms of cheating.

The college will discipline students found to be cheating. Discipline may include:

1. a grade of zero may be awarded for the affected assignment, test, paper, analysis, etc.;

2. a failing grade may be assigned in the affected course;

3. referral to the College President for the assignment of discipline, which may include suspension from the college.

THE RULES
The rules of the course are given in this video.You are responsible for knowing and following the rules. There will be no exceptions. ,
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