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**

The Course Syllabus......

Instructor

Jeremy Jackson

| May 9, 2022

Location:

Online

| 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 available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays via Collaborate. Book on Blackboard.

Office number: Online

Classroom: N/A

Email Requirements: See the "Rules" video here.

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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. These are not required texts. You do not need the text to be fully prepared for all test questions you may get.

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.

There is a * 2.5% bonus in the course for completing "The Rules" video quiz and the "How The Course Works" video quiz* on Blackboard BEFORE week 3 of the course with 10/10 on each quiz. You may take the quizzes as many times as you like.

Week 1
- May 9

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 16

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 23

Lecture 3: Click the link here.

Chapter 14 (14.1 - 14.3 ONLY).

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

Week 4
- May 30

Quiz 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 & 14; Lectures 1, 2 & 3. Opens on Blackboard at 11:00 am and closes at 7:30 pm. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:00 am and 7:30 pm on

. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.Wednesday June 1stYou 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 6

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 13

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 20

Quiz 2: Chapters 5 & 6; Lectures 4 & 5. Opens on Blackboard at 11:00 am and closes at 7:30 pm. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:00 am and 7:30 pm on

. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.Wednesday June 22ndYou 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 27

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
- July 4

Lecture 7: Click the link here.

Chapter 8 (8.1).

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

I will be unavailable between July 7 and July 11.

Week 10
- July 11

Quiz 3: Chapters 7 & 8.1; Lectures 6 & 7. Opens on Blackboard at 11:00 am and closes at 7:30 pm. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:00 am and 7:30 pm on

. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.Wednesday July 13thYou have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 25 MC and 2 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance.

I will be unavailable between July 14 and July 18.

Week 11
- July 18

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.

I will be unavailable between July 21 and July 25.

Week 12
- July 25

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
- August 1

Quiz 4: Chapters 8, 9 & 10; Lectures 8 & 9. Opens on Blackboard at 11:00 am and closes at 7:30 pm. You may sign on to the quiz between 11:30 and 7:30 on

. Go to the "Assessments" tab in the main menu in Blackboard.Wednesday August 3rdYou have 60 minutes to complete the quiz. There are 30 MC and 3 SA questions. SA questions must be written in advance and uploaded in PDF format.

Test Policy

All tests are to be completed ONLINE.

ONLY MEDICALextensions are accepted for quizzes. Supporting medical documentation must be provided for a missed quiz.

No make-up assignments will be given at the end of the semester for any reason. Only individual tests are eligible for extensions and/or medical accomodations.IMPORTANT:

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.

Plagiarismoccurs 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.