EDUR 8131
Educational Statistics 1
Spring 2021
Instructor: Bryan W. Griffin (bwgriffin@GeorgiaSouthern.edu)
My personal web pages:
http://www.bwgriffin.com
Announcements
Welcome to EDUR 8131.
Course Index (e.g., tests, activities, reading and other material to review
for each class session)

Syllabus
 Course Calendar  see below.
 Readings are found in Course Calendar.

Creating PDF Files
 Reporting statistical results in APA style
(Word Documents so you can copy and paste tables)
 Sample Test 1 (material through
onesample ttest; note, however, for this semester Test 1 does not cover
onesample ttest, that is found on Test 2)

Sample Test 2 (shows examples of data analysis section of Test 2 with
ttests, correlation, and chisquare;
Sample Test 2 Answers)

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 Onesample Z test.
 Test 1 due Feb 14.

Test 2: Covers content found in
 Notes 1 through 4, and also
 Notes 5a, 5b, 5c: ttests
 Notes 6 Correlation Coefficient, Pearson's r
 Notes 7a, 7b: Chisquare Tests
 Test 2 due
March 21.

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 May 2.
 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 ttests, Pearson r, and Chisquare 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):
 SPSS Tutorials are provided in the instructional videos for this course.
Below are PDF files showing SPSS instruction.
 Entering data into SPSS (variable labels, value labels,
setting variable as numeric, etc.)
Data Entry A,
Data Entry B
 Frequencies/Explore Commands (including descriptive
statistics, box plots, histograms, stemandleaf, etc.)
Frequencies A,
Frequencies B,
Stem and
Leaf, Various Graphical Displays
 ttests (one sample, independent sample, and correlated samples)
ttests,
independent samples ttests
 Correlation
Correlation A,
Correlation B, For
scatter plots see Various Graphical Displays above
 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
 Regression
Regression A,
Regression B
 ANOVA
ANOVA A
(using ONEWAY command),
ANOVA B
(using ONEWAY command),
ANOVA C (using UNIVARIATE command)
 ANCOVA
ANCOVA A
 These PDF files were obtained from the following sources:
 JASP (free alternative to SPSS)
Course Calendar and Content
Weeks 1 through 5 (1/10 to 2/7)
Test 1 covers Notes 1 through 4, due
Sept 20
Weeks 6 through 9 (2/14 to 3/7)
Test 2 cover Notes 1 to Notes 7b, due Oct
18
Spring Break 3/14 to 3/18
Weeks 10 through 15 (3/21
to 4/25)
Test 3 covers all material, dueMay 2