Fall 2017

MWF 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Peirce Hall, Room 277

** Announcements **

- 18 December: The final exam is graded. You can see the scores for the exam and all other aspects of the course here. Each row is for a student, who is identified by the assigned login ID for the IntroStats textbook. Overall, the class grades are pretty good, with almost half the students earning a B and one student earning a rare A+.
- 10 December: Here are the TA's answers to Practice Exam 4. The last two questions are not covered because they will not be part of this semester's exam.
- 28 November: As discussed in class on Monday, Dr. Francis will be out of town December 5-15. Thus, Monday, December 4 will be the final lecture. The TA will be present at the remaining classes to over help on homework assignments and review for the final exam. Dr. Francis will be back for the final exam, which is Saturday, December 16, 8-10 am.
- 28 November: Exam 3 is graded. You can see the scores for the exam and all other aspects of the course here. Each row is for a student, who is identified by the assigned login ID for the IntroStats textbook. Overall, scores for Exam 3 were similar to the previous exams. At the moment, everyone is on track to score at least a C- for the course, but there are a few students on the edge.
- 16 November: Here are the TA's answers to Practice Exam 3.
- 03 November: The link to the study guide for Exam 3 is now active. I also revised the PracticeExam3.
- 01 November: Exam 2 is graded. You can see the scores for the exam and all other aspects of the course here. Each row is for a student, who is identified by the assigned login ID for the IntroStats textbook. Overall, scores for Exam 2 were quite good. Students in danger of getting a final grade below C need to improve their STATLAB score. There are only 4 labs remaining in this semester, so it is crucial that you get all those points.
- 20 October: Here are my answers to Practice Exam 2.
- 15 October: I realized that Practice Exam 2 included some material that we have not yet discussed (the order of some topics is changed from a year ago). I created a revised Practice Exam 2, which is available here.
- 02 October: There was an error in the reported STATLAB grade. I had mistakenly included the Typical Reasoning lab in the grade, but it is not due until Wednesday. The updated grade sheet is here.
- 02 October: Exam 1 is graded. You can see the scores for the exam and all other aspects of the course here. Each row is for a student, who is identified by the assigned login ID for the IntroStats textbook. Overall, scores for Exam 1 were quite good. Students need to stay on top of the STATLAB assignments because they are bring down the estimated class grades.
- 20 September: I added a few equations (for z-scores) to the last page of the study guide.
- 18 September: By request, here are my answers to Practice Exam 1.
- 14 September: Dr. Francis continues to have problems with his back and will not be able to give tomorrow's lecture. We will catch up next week. The TA will be present to answer questions and to allow students to turn in the Practice Exam 1.
- 30 August: Dr. Francis will be out of town on Friday, 01 September. Students should watch the recorded lecture. (It's not a perfect recording, with a couple of pauses and gaps.) All assignments are due as indicated on the schedule, below.

Greg Francis | PSYCH 3186 | 494-6934 | gfrancis@purdue.edu | Office hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00-3:00 pm |

The Internet home page for this course is http://www.psych.purdue.edu/~gfrancis/Classes/PSY201/indexF17.html This class does not use Blackboard.

IntroStats Online at https://introstatsonline.com. This is an on-line textbook that requires a login. You will receive information on setting up and registering an account from the instructor. You will be graded for finishing the readings by the assigned day and time (always

The IntroStats Online text includes end-of-chapter homework assignments. The rough schedule is below, with precise details (which questions) at the textbook site. All homework assignments must be completed by

Also included with your textbook is access to a web site called StatLab Online. A StatLab account, with the same login credentials, will be created when you sign up for your IntroStats Online account. You will be given StatLab assignments throughout the semester that measure some aspect of your behavior. They are run through the Internet and can be carried out at any computer lab on campus or at a home computer. At the end of each experiment you will need to calculate statistics that are appropriate for the experimental results. You get credit by finishing the experiment and answering all of the statistics questions correctly. Your overall lab grade will make up 15% of your final grade. In the schedule below, individual labs are associated with different dates. You must complete the lab by

There will be three section exams and a final exam. The section exams will be in-class and the final exam will be given during the final exam period. Each section exam is worth 10% of your grade. The final exam is worth 15% of your grade, it will cover all topics of the course, and it is taken during the scheduled final exam period. Make-up exams will not be permitted unless you check with Dr. Francis at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam date to verify that your excuse allows you to take the exam at another time. Missed exams will receive a grade of 0. Study guides are available as links in the class schedule below.

Prior to each exam you will be given a practice exam (from Fall 2015). You must complete the practice exam and submit it to the TA for feedback by the date indicated in the schedule, below. Your grade on the practice exam is whether you complete the assignment, it is not based on the graded score of the practice exam. Completing the practice exams is worth 5% of your final class grade.

The number links on the far left of the schedule (below) are to PDF copies of the lecture notes.

Farzin Shamloo | Peirce Hall Room 365B | farzin.shamloo@gmail.com | Office hours:Tuesday and Friday 3:00-4:30 pm |

Handouts are in portable document format (pdf). You can view them with a pdf viewer, for example, Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is probably already installed on university computers and is available for free at http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html.

SCHEDULE
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No. | Date | Topic | Reading Assignments | Homework Assignments | StatLab Assignments | Practice Exams |

01 | August 21 | Introduction | ||||

02 | August 23 | Measurement | Chapter 1 | |||

03 | August 25 | Plots | Chapter 2 | Homework 1 | ||

04 | August 28 | Distributions | ||||

05 | August 30 | Central tendency | Chapter 3a | Homework 2 | Frequency distribution - Speeded Reaction Time | |

06 | September 1 | Variability | Chapter 3b | Percentile Rank - Sense of Humor | ||

-- | September 4 | Labor Day (No class) | ||||

07 | September 6 | Normal distribution | Chapter 6a | Homework 3 | ||

08 | September 8 | Normal distribution | Chapter 6b | Central Tendency - Horizontal Vertical Illusion | ||

09 | September 11 | Normal distribution | Standard Deviation - Weber's Law | |||

10 | September 13 | Correlation | Chapter 4a | Homework 4 | ||

11 | September 15 | Correlation | Chapter 4b | Standard (z) scores - Memory Span | Practice Exam 1 | |

12 | September 18 | Correlation | ||||

13 | September 20 | Probability | Chapter 5a | Homework 5 | ||

SG1 | September 22 | Review for exam | Correlation - Lexical Decision | |||

-- | September 25 | SECTION EXAM I | ||||

14 | September 27 | Probability | ||||

15 | September 29 | Probability | Chapter 5b | Homework 6 | ||

16 | October 2 | Sampling distributions | Chapter 7a | |||

17 | October 4 | Sampling distributions | Probability - Typical Reasoning | |||

18 | October 6 | Hypothesis testing-mean | Chapter 9a | Homework 7 | ||

-- | October 9 | Oct. Break (No class) | ||||

19 | October 11 | Hypothesis testing-mean | Chapter 9b | |||

20 | October 13 | Hypothesis testing-mean | Chapter 8a and 10a | |||

21 | October 16 | Estimation | Chapter 8b | Homework 8 | ||

22 | October 18 | Estimation | Chapter 8c and 9c | Hypothesis test of a mean - Ebbinghaus Size Illusion | Practice Exam 2 (Revised) | |

23 | October 20 | Hypothesis testing-correlation | Chapter 7b and 8d | Homework 9 | ||

SG2 | October 23 | Review for exam | Confidence Intervals - Air Traffic Control | |||

-- | October 25 | SECTION EXAM II | ||||

24 | October 27 | Hypothesis testing-proportions | Chapter 7c and 8e | |||

25 | October 30 | Two samples - independent means | Chapter 7c, 8f, and 10b | Homework 10 | ||

26 | November 1 | Two samples - independent means | Chapter 10c | Two-sample t-test - Emotional Stroop | ||

27 | November 3 | Two samples - dependent means | Chapter 10d | |||

28 | November 6 | Two samples - other statistics | Homework 11 | |||

29 | November 8 | Two samples - other statistics | ||||

30 | November 10 | Power | Chapter 11 | |||

31 | November 13 | Power | Practice Exam 3 | |||

32 | November 15 | Power | Power -- Stroop Effect | |||

SG3 | November 17 | Review for exam | Homework 12 | |||

-- | November 20 | SECTION EXAM III | ||||

-- | November 22 | Thanksgiving Break (No class) | ||||

-- | November 24 | Thanksgiving Break (No class) | ||||

33 | November 27 | ANOVA | Chapter 10e and 13a | |||

34 | November 29 | ANOVA | Chapter 13b | |||

35 | December 1 | ANOVA | ||||

36 | December 4 | ANOVA | Chapter 13c | ANOVA -- Judging Art | ||

37 | December 6 | Catch all | Homework 13 | |||

SGF | December 8 | Review for final exam | Practice Exam 4 | |||

No. | Date | Topic | Reading assignments | Homework assignments | StatLab assignment | Practice Exams |