Andrews University

**Introduction**: This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics.

**Prerequisite**: The only prerequisite is knowledge of mathematics at the high school algebra level.
Students who have forgotten this will be given opportunity at the beginning of the
course to review this material.

**Examinations**: There will be four multiple-choice exams in the course, each with 50 items. Each exam
will include items over the **concepts** for the units covered since the previous exam.
Exam five will be an open-book examination in which the SPSS computer program
must be used to analyze a set of data and interpret the results. Exam five must be
passed with a grade of B or higher (73%+) to receive a passing grade in the course.
All exams must be done independently with no assistance from others. Exams 1-4
must be taken in a proctored arrangement.

**Study Hints**: To prepare for the **concepts** questions, practice items have been prepared for each
unit of the course which are available on disk. The items taken on the computer are
similar to those on the exams and are arranged according to the objectives they are
classified under in the syllabus. The computer will choose items randomly for each
objective from a pool of available items. Students should plan on studying these items
until they reach a level of achievement equal to or slightly higher than the score they
want to make on the exam to be taken.

To prepare for the exam five, a practice exam will be distributed.

For some problems, computer exercises have been developed to assist you in learning them. They are listed under each unit in this outline and will be mentioned in class when they are to be used.

**Grades**: Each of the five exams will be equally weighted (20% each). Each exam will be
available in multiple forms which can be taken as needed. Your score on each exam
will be the higher of:

the last attempt on each exam

an average of all forms taken

A 85+% A- 81-84% B+ 77-80% B 73-76% B- 69-72% C+ 65-68% C 61-64% C- 57-60% D 50-56% F -49%

**Course ****completion:
**The course can be completed in two ways:

During summer term III - all exams completed by July 20

DG (deferred grade) given for summer term - exams 1-4 completed by Dec. 14, 2001 - exam 5 must be completed on-campus by July 20

**Textbooks**:
Hinkle, D.E., Wiersma, W., and Jurs, S.G., __Applied Statistics for the Behavioral
Sciences__, 4th edition, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.

**Class
Schedule**

Days |
Time |
Topic |
Textbook Chapters |
Unit |
Objectives/Activities |

M July 2 | 9:00-9:55 | Class overview | |||

10:05-11:00 | Valuegenesis class research | ||||

11:10-12:05 | Introduction | 1 | 1 | 1-9 | |

1:15-2:10 | SPSS | ||||

2:20-3:15 | Frequency Distributions and Graphs | 2 | 2 | 1-4 | |

T July 3 | 9:00-9:55 | 5-8 | |||

10:05-11:00 | SPSS | ||||

11:10-12:05 | Percentiles, Percentile Ranks, and Central Tendency | 3 | 3 | 1-5 | |

1:15-2:10 | 6-17 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 18-19 | ||||

Th July 5 | 9:00-9:55 | SPSS | |||

10:05-11:00 | Variability, Standard Scores, and Additional Descriptive Techniques | 3 | 4 | Exam 1 | |

11:10-12:05 | 1-6 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | 7-14 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 15-17 | ||||

F July 6 | 9:00-9:55 | The Normal Curve Model and Probability | 4, 6 | 5 | 18-19 |

10:05-11:00 | 1-6 | ||||

11:10-12:05 | 6 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | 7-9 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 10-12 | ||||

M July 9 | 9:00-9:55 | Exam 2 | |||

10:05-11:00 | Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing | 6-11 | 6 | 1-9 | |

11:10-12:05 | 10-12 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | 13-20 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 21-26 | ||||

T July 10 | 9:00-9:55 | 27-31 | |||

10:05-11:00 | 32-37 | ||||

11:10-12:05 | 38-41 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | 42-45 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | SPSS | ||||

W July 11 | 9:00-9:55 | Exam 3 | |||

10:05-11:00 | Correlation and Regression | 5, 16 | 7 | 1-4 | |

11:10-12:05 | 5-10 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | 11-16 | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 17-19 | ||||

Th July 12 | 9:00-9:55 | Power | 12 | 8 | 1-3 |

10:05-11:00 | Chi Square | 20 | 9 | 1 | |

11:10-12:05 | 2-3 | ||||

1:15-2:10 | SPSS | ||||

2:20-3:15 | 4 | ||||

F July 13 | 9:00-11:00 | Exams | Exam 5 | ||

11:10-12:05 | |||||

1:15-2:10 | Exam 4 | ||||

2:20-4:20 | Exam 5 Retake (optional) |