GPS 502 Syllabus
Spring Semester 2001
Sungshin Women's University
This course covers the statistics most frequently used in psychological
research. Students well learn how to read and interpret these statistics
in published psychological research as well as how to apply them to the
analysis of their own research projects. Students will learn how
to select the appropriate statistics, collect the data in a controlled
manner, analyze the data, interpret the results and report those results
in proper scientific format.
Webster, S.K. (2001). Hand
in Hand: Research Design and Statistics in Psychology. Open Mind:
Supporting Text: Trochim, W. (1999). The
Research Methods Knowledge Base, 2nd Edition. Cornell Custom Publishing,
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Optional: There are many SPSS tutorials available in the Korean
Language. Students who wish to have a print version of SPSS instruction
should select one that fits their goals and level of understanding.
Course Outline (May be revised)
Scales of Measurement
Analysis of Variance
Analysis of Covariance
Measures of Association
Course Mastery Evaluation
Course mastery will be determined through assessment of course requirements:
There will be homework assignments covering each course topic.
There will be three exams spaced evenly throughout the semester.
Each exam will be comprehensive in that the second portion of the course
depends upon the first section, and the third section depends upon the
Term Project (25%)
Students will engage in a team term project that will be presented
through a formal written paper (APA style). (Students
who are already engaged in research projects outside this course may demonstrate
their knowledge of the course content through those projects.)
Class Attendance: All class members are expected to attend class, participate
actively in discussion and participate on a team
Academic Integrity: Plagiarism is using another personís words
or ideas without giving credit to that person by citing his or her
work. The penalty for plagiarism on written work is an automatic
zero grade for the assignment.
Class Courtesy: Please do not disrupt class by receiving telephone
calls in class or by leaving class early. If you must be late for
class, please enter quietly.
Class Web Site: http://www.psych.westminster.edu/websters/gps502-ws/
The class web site is a resource for information about assignments,
class notes and class discussion using an electronic bulletin
board. Students may earn extra credit points on quizzes through participation
in the Bulletin Board Discussions.