Chris D. Lynd, M.S.
Mathematics
Chris_Lynd@my.uri.edu
Office Hours: Tues. and Thur. 11:00  12:00 & 2:00  3:00, Lippitt Hall 106F

MTH
107
Fall 2010 
Kingston Campus 


Statistics for Psychology, 5th edition
Aron, Aron, and Coups
Pearson Publishing


Below are documents that you should print out and put in your notebook.


Calendar of
Due Dates

Notes Lesson 1
Homework 1

Notes Lesson 2
Homework 2

Notes Lesson 3
Homework 3

Notes Lesson 4
Homework 4

Notes Lesson 5
Homework 5

Handout A Lesson 6
Homework 6

Handout B Lesson 7
Homework 6

Notes Lesson 8
Homework 8

Notes Lesson 9
Homework 9

Excel Worksheet Lesson 10
Excel Worksheet Homework 10

Excel Worksheet Lesson 11
Excel Worksheet Homework 11

Handout C Lessons 1214
Homework 12 and 13
Homework 14

Excel Worksheet Lesson 15
Excel Worksheet Homework 15

Excel Worksheet Lesson 16
Excel Worksheet Homework 16

Quiz 4 Hypothesis Testing with ttests and Ftests

Quiz 5 Hypothesis Testing with ChiSquare Tests and Linear Regression


Grading Policy

Your final grade is the
percentage of points earned out of 800 total points.
93%  100% A

90%  92% A


87%  89% B+

83%  86% B

80%  82% B

77%  80% C+

73%  77% C

70%  72% C

67%  69% D+

60%  66% D

0%  59% F


Your
800 points will come from the following:

Homework Assignments


100 points

Quizzes


100 points

Project using Microsoft Excel


100 points

Midterm 1


100 points

Midterm 2


100 points

Midterm 3


100 points

Final Exam


200 points



_________

Total


800 points




You are NOT allowed to use a calculator on quizzes,
midterms, or the final exam.


Tutoring

Walkin
tutoring for math is located in rooms 201 and 205 in Lippitt Hall
(Kingston) everyday from 12:00  6:00. There is a no appointment needed
and it is FREE.
There are laptops available so you can access Microsoft Excel. Be sure to
bring your notes and questions with you. The tutoring center is a great place to study with
classmates and friends, prepare for exams, and review the material covered in lecture.


Projects

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel
is the most widely used software for spreadsheets. You can use Microsoft Excel to keep track of research data, display data in graphs and charts,
and perform mathematical and statistical calculations.
There will be four lessons on how to use Microsoft Excel. These lessons focus on how to display data, how to calculate descriptive statistics, and how to
make statistical inferences using ttests, Ftests, ChiSquare tests, and Linear Regression. There will be four practice spreadsheets that we will go over
as a class and four homework assignments using an Excel spreadsheet.
There will be one project where each student will be given a unique set of data to analyze and they must use Excel to create graphs, calculate descriptive
statistics, form a nullhypothesis and an alternative hypothesis, perform the appropriate statistical test using Excel, and then interpret the results given
the context of the problem.
The Main Library (Kingston Campus) and the Memorial Union computer labs have computers with Microsoft Excel installed on them. Lippitt Hall 205 also has
laptops with Microsoft Excel installed on them.


Course
Description

This is a special section of MTH 107 designed for students who plan to major in Psychology. Many students in Psychology have difficulty in their required
inferential statistics class, PSY 300, because they do not have any background in inferential statistics. Since Psychology majors are
required to take one math course for general education credit, the math department has created a section of MTH 107 that will focus on the statistics that
will help prepare students for their required PSY 300 course. The traditional course for MTH 107 covers logic, probability, and a small amount of descriptive statistics. By
shortening the amount of time spent on logic and probability, we can spend five weeks covering sampling methods and exposing students to inferential statistics, including the
use of Microsoft Excel for hypothesis testing with tTests, FTests, ChiSquare Tests, and Linear Regression.
The immediate goal of this course is to provide students with a statistical vocabulary, a basic understanding of hypothesis testing, and to expose students
to spreadsheets on Microsoft Excel in order to prepare them for their inferential statistics course. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide students
with the ability to understand and conduct research in the field of Psychology.
Click here to see the
Learning Outcomes for this course.


Classroom
Policies

Attendance
Attendance is required, please arrive on time.
If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of time via email. See the
policy on Makeup Work.
At times, you will be expected to participate in class and to practice
problems as a class. Be respectful of others in the classroom. No
mobile phones, ipods, or any
other personal electronic devices are allowed during class.
Due to the H1N1 situation, if you are sick, you should not come to
class. Please notify me ahead of time, follow along with the syllabus,
send any questions to me
via email, and get healthy so you can come back to class. You will be
allowed a reasonable amount of time to make up any work. Please see U.R.I.’s information
regarding the H1N1
flu virus.
The link is: http://www.uri.edu/news/h1n1
Make Up Work
If you miss class, you must notify me ahead of
time via email. If you do not notify me ahead of time, then you cannot
make up the work and you will receive a zero
for the assignment. If you cannot take a midterm exam at the regularly
scheduled time, you
must notify me ahead of time. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to
retake the exam and
will receive a zero. Obviously, exceptions will be made in the case of an emergency.
However, “I woke up and didn’t feel well” does not constitute an
emergency – you need to send
an email in a situation like this.
Students With
Disabilities
Any student with a documented disability
should contact me as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations.
Students should also contact Disability Services
for Students: Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 8742098.
They will determine with
you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information
and documentation is confidential.
Cheating
Cheating is defined in the University Manual
section 8.27.10 as the claiming of credit for work not done
independently without giving credit for aid received, or any
unauthorized communication during examinations. Students are expected
to be honest
in all academic work. The resolution of any charge of cheating or
plagiarism will
follow the guideline set forth in the University Manual 8.27.10 – 8.27.20.
