EDUR 8131
Educational Statistics 1

Fall 2021

Instructor: Bryan W. Griffin (
My personal web pages:


New: For Pearson Correlations, adding Interpretation Guidelines: (Lovakov and Agadullina 2021 - see Table 2 Empirically Derived Thresholds, small > .12, medium > .24, and large > .41), see link below in calendar for Notes 6.

Welcome to EDUR 8131.  

Course Index (e.g., tests, activities, reading and other material to review for each class session)

  1. Syllabus
  2. Course Calendar - see below.
  3. Readings are found in Course Calendar.
  4. Creating PDF Files
  5. Reporting statistical results in APA style (Word Documents so you can copy and paste tables)
  6. Sample Test 1 (material through one-sample t-test; note, however, for this semester Test 1 does not cover one-sample t-test, that is found on Test 2)
  7. Sample Test 2 (shows examples of data analysis section of Test 2 with t-tests, correlation, and chi-square; Sample Test 2 Answers)
  8. Test 1: Covers content found in
  9. Test 2: Covers content found in
  10. Test 3: Covers all content found in
  11. Table of Statistical Procedures and Their Characteristics: PDF Table
  12. SPSS Tutorials are provided in the instructional videos for this course. Below are PDF files showing SPSS instruction.
  1. Entering data into SPSS (variable labels, value labels, setting variable as numeric, etc.)
            Data Entry A, Data Entry B
  2. Frequencies/Explore Commands (including descriptive statistics, box plots, histograms, stem-and-leaf, etc.)
            Frequencies A, Frequencies B, Stem and Leaf, Various Graphical Displays
  3. t-tests (one sample, independent sample, and correlated samples)
            t-tests, independent samples t-tests
  4. Correlation 
            Correlation A, Correlation B, For scatter plots see Various Graphical Displays above
  5. Chi Square
            Goodness of Fit  and Test of Association; other examples:  Goodness of Fit A, Goodness of Fit B (note this is a Word document),  Test of Association
  6. Regression 
            Regression A, Regression B
  7. ANOVA
            ANOVA A (using ONEWAY command), ANOVA B (using ONEWAY command), ANOVA C (using UNIVARIATE command)
            ANCOVA A
  9. These PDF files were obtained from the following sources:
  1. JASP (free alternative to SPSS)

Course Calendar and Content

Weeks 1 through 5 (August 11 to September 13)

Test 1 covers Notes 1 through 4, due Sept 20

Weeks 6 through 9 (Sept 20 to Oct 11)

Test 2 cover Notes 1 to Notes 7b, due Oct 18

Weeks 10 through 15 (Oct 18 to Nov 29)

Test 3 covers all material, due Dec 2