Primer in Statistics and SPSS for MA Psych Students

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Primer/ Stats& SPSS/MA Psych

Fall 2022

Taught By: Howard Steele

Section: A

CRN: 14698

Credits: 1

This intensive block teaching course is offered over the first two weeks of term ONLINE, to include 24 hours of Zoom meetings, over two weeks, Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri, ​8:​30 ​AM -​12:30PM. The course will cover setting up a database in SPSS, naming variables, labeling variables and assigning value labels as students become familiar with the two types of data in the world, i.e. parametric scores and non-parametric nomina groups. Using descriptive statistics to see if any scores entered into SPSS conform to the parametric assumption of homogeneity of variance, via inspection of Skewness and Kurtosis. Transforming data from scores to nominal groups will be covered, as techniques for comparing scores with scores (correlation), inspecting scores grouped by a binary variable (t-tests) and comparing nominal groups with nominal groups (Chi Sq). This one-credit primer course is designed to be taken by MA students with no prior statistics course in their academic record and should be taken while also taking the required MA Statistics 1 course, Intro to Statistics and Research Design. Core required reading: Derek Rowntree (1983), Statistics Without Tears: An introduction for non-mathematicians

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 35

Add/Drop Deadline: August 29, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:20am EST 11/26/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 9/9/2022