PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT'S LEARNING GOALS FOR THIS COURSE

**PHONE: 543-7494,
543-2420 OFFICE:
Guthrie, Rm 309
EMAIL:
jcha@u OFFICE
HOURS: TBA and by appointment**

**WEBSITE: faculty.washington.edu/jcha/jcha315.htm **

**GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS: Ashley Maliken,
Adrienne Sussman**

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Quiz Section Syllabus and T.A.
Contact Information**

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Mann-Whitney U-test crit table**

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Study Guides
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Extra Study Questions for the Final**

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Answers to Extra Study Questions for the
Final**

**Homework Assignments (10 pts each)**

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Excel Homework Assignment #1:
Descriptive Statistics and Graphing**

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Special Instructions for Homework
Assignments in Excel 2007**

Excel
Homework Assignment #2: ANOVA

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Tutorial for Homework Assignment #2:
ANOVA **

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Extra Instructions for Homework #2**

**TEXTBOOK AND ITS USE: Integrative Statistics for Behavior Science, by
R. R. Ha and J. C. Ha. **

**The textbook for this
quarter is a custom pre-printing of the new textbook that my wife and I are
writing, specifically for this course.
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**EXAMS: **

**·
There will be three 1-hour exams during the quarter. These exams will NOT be
cumulative for problem-solving; that is, you will not have to solve problems
from earlier sections. HOWEVER, many concepts are building blocks and so may
reappear in the short answer or essay portion of later exams. This is
especially true of word problems in which you must “choose the appropriate
statistical test.”**

**·
There will be a two-hour final exam at a date and time which is scheduled by the
University. Half of this exam will be material from the last weeks of the
quarter and half will be cumulative for concepts and choosing statistical tests.
The tentative schedule is for: 8:30-10:20 Monday, 16 March 2009. Be sure to
take this exam into account when making plans for the "end-of-the-quarter
escape." There are no make-ups or early exams. **

**·
You are expected to use a calculator on each exam. We are not responsible for
providing calculators: you should inspect yours before the exam to make sure
that it is operating correctly. Legibility is a requirement, therefore I suggest
that all exams be written in pencil. Illegible material is incorrect. Each
hourly exam will be graded on a scale of 0-100. The final exam will be graded on
a scale of 0-200. The grade will be based on method, correct answer, and
neatness and organization. **

**·
As stated above, calculators may be used for homework and exam problems.
HOWEVER, to receive full credit for work, ALL calculation steps must be shown
("show your work"). If an answer is wrong, partial credit for correct work will
be awarded. It is to your great advantage to "show your work." **

**MAKE-UP EXAMS:**

**I DON’T LIKE TO GIVE MAKE-UP EXAMS. Having said that, I will make exceptions,
as per UW policy of course, for serious student illness, or death or serious
illness in the student's immediate family. Documentation in writing is required.
Please discuss other difficult situations with me as promptly as possible. **

QUIZZES:

**Your teaching assistant will be responsible for providing me with 160 points
for each student, achieved in seven quizzes and two homework assignments. Your
TA will provide you with more information about these points during your first
quiz section meeting. **

**COURSE POINTS:**

**HOURLY EXAMS (3 @ 100pts.)
300 pts. (45%)
FINAL EXAM
200 pts. (30%)
QUIZZES (7 @ 20pts.)
140 pts. (21%)
HOMEWORK (2 @ 10pts.)
20 pts. ( 3%)
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TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE
660 pts. (100%)
**

**COURSE GRADING (“THE CURVE”): **

**I generally try to maintain a course-wide average of
about 2.6-2.7 (this is not a guarantee). Your grade will be calculated as
follows: **

**1) Score = (Points / 660) *
100
2) Decimal score = (Score - 55) / 10
For example, if you finish the course with a total of 598 points, your score
would be:
(598 / 660) * 100 = 90.6
Therefore, your decimal score, reported to the registrar, would be:
(90.6 - 55) / 10 = 3.6
This means that you need 493/660 points (74.6%) to pass
this course with a 2.0 score.**

**DISABLED STUDENTS:**

**To request academic accommodations due to a disability, contact Disabled
Student Services (543-8924: V/TDD). If you have a letter from DSS indicating
that you have a disability that requires accommodation, please present the
letter to your instructors promptly. **