﻿ EDUR 8131

EDUR 8131
Educational Statistics 1

Spring 2021

Instructor: Bryan W. Griffin (bwgriffin@GeorgiaSouthern.edu)
My personal web pages:
http://www.bwgriffin.com

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Welcome to EDUR 8131.

Jan 16 2021: Added One Sample Z test illustration to help with Test 1, you can find it here: Readings and Instructional Videos

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
• Notes 1 Descriptive Statistics
• Notes 2 Normal Distribution and Standard Scores
• Notes 3 Statistical Inference
• Notes 4 Hypothesis Testing and One-sample Z test.
• Test 1 due 2/15.
9. Test 2: Covers content found in
• Notes 1 through 4, and also
• Notes 5a, 5b, 5c: t-tests
• Notes 6 Correlation Coefficient, Pearson's r
• Notes 7a, 7b: Chi-square Tests
• Test 2 due 3/22.
10. Test 3: Covers all content found in
• Notes 1 through 7, and also
• Notes 8a, 8b: Regression
• Notes 9 ANOVA
• Notes 9d ANCOVA (may not be covered this term)
• Test 3 due 5/1.
11. Table of Statistical Procedures and Their Characteristics: PDF Table
• Use this table to identify which statistical test is suitable for your data and research scenarios
• Video below explains how to use this table; you should first learn/review t-tests, Pearson r, and Chi-square tests (Notes 5, 6, and 7)
• Selecting statistical procedures (video is also found under week 8 for fall/spring and week 3 for summer)
• Video Presentation material (see page 10 for selecting correct statistical test):
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)
8. ANCOVA
ANCOVA A
9. These PDF files were obtained from the following sources:
1. JASP (free alternative to SPSS)

Course Calendar and Content

Week 1 (1/11)

Week 2 (1/18)

• Continue with Notes 1: Descriptive Statistics from Week 1 above

Week 3 (1/25)

Week 4 (2/1)

Week 5 (2/8)

Test 1 covers Notes 1 through 4

Week 6 (2/15)

Week 7 (2/22)

Week 8 (3/1)

• Notes 7a: Chi-square Goodness-of-fit, and
• Notes 7b: Chi-square Test of Association, and
• Determining Which Statistical Test to Use for Test 2
• Readings and Instructional Videos for each topic above

Test 2 cover Notes 1 to Notes 7b

Week 9 (3/8)

March 15-19 Spring Break

Week 10 (3/22)

Week 11 (3/29)

• Continue with Notes 8b: Multiple Regression from Week 10 above

Week 12 (4/5)

Week 13 (4/12)

• Continue with Notes 9: ANOVA from Week 12 above

Week 14 (4/19)

• Continue with Notes 9: ANOVA from Week 12 above
• Notes 9d: ANCOVA - other material may be added this semester

Week 15 (4/26)

• see Week 14

Test 3 covers all material