Course Number: Pp 7202
COURSE NUMBER: PP 7202
COURSE NAME: Statistics
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Faculty Name: Frederick Grodecki
Contact Information: (773) 693 – 5769 [9:00 AM – 11:00 PM]
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Course description:Univariate statistical methods (both parametric and nonparametric), with an emphasis on methods applicable to clinical evaluation and research are addressed in this course. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Statistics.
Course Pre-requisites: None
Required Textbook: None
If you have a recent good statistics text, you will be able to use it for reference and support of the class notes. If you need a text, purchase the Gravetter & Wallnau text listed under optional texts. There are reserved copies of this text in the library.
Gravetter, F. J. & Wallnau, L. B. (2007). Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, (7th ed.), Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth. ISBN: 0-4950-9520-6
Urdan, T. C. (2005). Statistics in plain English,(2nd ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. ISBN:0-8058-5241-7
Technology:Pentium III CPU/ Windows 98; 128MB RAM printer; Microsoft Office: Acrobat (full version); Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 (PC), 5.0 (MAC), or Netscape Navigator 4.08; Norton Antivirus.
Course length: 14 Weeks
Contact Hours: 45 Hours
Credit Value: 3.0
Program Outcomes: The Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University Chicago Campus is an APA accredited program (APA, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC20002, 202-336-5500). This program is designed to educate and train students so that they may eventually be able to function effectively as clinical psychologists. To ensure that students are prepared adequately, the curriculum provides for the meaningful integration of theory, training and practice. The Clinical Psychology program at Argosy University Chicago Campus emphasizes the development of attitudes, knowledge, and skills essential in the formation of professional psychologists who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. Specific objectives of the program include the following:
- Goal 1: Prepare professional psychologists to accurately, effectively, and ethically select, administer, score, interpret, and communicate findings of appropriate assessment methods informed by accepted psychometric standards and sensitive to the diverse characteristics and needs of clients.
- Objective 1a: Accurately and ethically administer and score various psychodiagnostic instruments.
- Objective 1b: Accurately interpret and synthesize assessment data in the context of diversity factors, referral questions, and specific objectives of the assessment, and organize and communicate results in writing and orally.
- Objective 1c: Examine psychometric properties of psychological assessment instruments, and use that knowledge to evaluate, select, administer, and interpret psychological tests and measures appropriate for the client, the referral question, and the objectives of the assessment.
- Goal 2: Prepare professional psychologists to select, implement, and evaluate psychological interventions consistent with current ethical, evidence-based, and professional standards, within a theoretical framework, and with sensitivity to the interpersonal processes of the therapeutic relationship and the diverse characteristics and needs of clients.
- Objective 2a: Synthesize the foundations of clinical psychology, including psychopathology, human development, diagnosis, diversity, ethics, and various therapeutic models in clinical applications.
- Objective 2b: Select, plan, and implement ethical and evidence-based interventions with sensitivity to the diverse characteristics and needs of clients.
- Objective 2c: Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to effectively implement and participate in psychological consultation and supervision.
Objective 2d: Demonstrate personal development and self-reflective capacity, including growth of interpersonal skills, and therapeutic relationships.
- Goal 3: Prepare professional psychologists to analyze the complexity and multidimensionality of human diversity, and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to understand diverse worldviews and the potential meaning of social, cultural, and individual differences for professional psychological services.
- Goal 4: Prepare professional psychologists to examine the historical context and the current body of knowledge of biological, cognitive, affective, developmental, and social bases of human functioning.
- Goal 5: Prepare professional psychologists to critically evaluate the current and evolving body of scholarly literature in psychology to inform professional practice.
The Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology has been designed to educate and train students to enter a professional career as MA level practitioners. Argosy University/Chicago Campus provides students an educational program with all the necessary theoretical and clinical elements that will allow them to be effective members of a mental health team. The program introduces students to basic clinical skills that integrate individual and group theoretical foundations of applied psychology into appropriate client interactions and intervention skills. In addition, the Program offers excellent preparation for those considering application to the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.
- To develop an appreciative, and at the same time critical, attitude towards quantitative methods in clinical/behavioral research (Research and Evaluation, Foundations of Scientific Psychology).
- To demonstrate an ability to perform and interpret basic univariate statistical procedures using SPSS. (Research and Evaluation)
- To demonstrate an ability to present statistical results in APA style. (Research and Evaluation)
- To develop an ability to recognize and avoid common statistical pitfalls. (Research and Evaluation)
- To develop an awareness of the ways in which statistical procedures can be utilized in clinical practice settings. (Research and Evaluation)
The following websites will be useful resources for the text.
Online text covering basic statistical concepts.
Useful for more advanced topics
Week Topic Read Chapters
1Overview ofcourse, organizing data, descriptive statistics 1, 3, 4, skim 2
Assign 1 handed out
2 Intro to probability, the binomial & normal distribution, z-scores 5, 6
Assign 1 turned in
3Sampling distributions, confidenceintervals, t-tests7, 9
Assign 2 handed out
4SPSS session in computer lab
Assign 2 turned in
6 Null-hypothesis testing, independent & related samples 8, 10, 11, Assign 3 handed out & 12
7 ANOVA (1-way) 13, 14
Assign 3 turned in
8 ANOVA (2-way) 15Assign 4 handed out
9 EXAM II
Assign 4 turned in
10Correlation & Regression 16, 17.1, 17.2
11 SPSS session in computer lab
12 Multiple Regression 17.3, 17.4 Assign 5 handed out
13Chi-square and non-parametric tests18
Assign 5 turned in
14 FINAL EXAM
Grading ScaleGrading requirementsA / 100 – 93
A- / 92 – 90
B+ / 89 – 88
B / 87 – 83
B- / 82 – 80
C+ / 79 – 78
C / 77 - 73
C- / 72 – 70
D+ / 69 – 68
D / 67 – 63
D- / 62 – 60
F / 59 and below
Homework Assignments / 30%
Exam I / 20%
Exam II / 20%
Final Exam / 30%
Total / 100%
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