Course Number: Pp 7202

Course Number: Pp 7202


COURSE NAME: Statistics

TERM:Fall 2007


Frederick Grodecki


(773) 693 - 5769



(312) 317 - 3706


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Faculty Information

Faculty Name: Frederick Grodecki


Contact Information: (773) 693 – 5769 [9:00 AM – 11:00 PM]


Office Hours: By appointment

Short Faculty Bio:

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.

Optional Texts:

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. 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).
  2. To demonstrate an ability to perform and interpret basic univariate statistical procedures using SPSS. (Research and Evaluation)
  3. To demonstrate an ability to present statistical results in APA style. (Research and Evaluation)
  4. To develop an ability to recognize and avoid common statistical pitfalls. (Research and Evaluation)
  5. To develop an awareness of the ways in which statistical procedures can be utilized in clinical practice settings. (Research and Evaluation)

Suggested Websites:

The following websites will be useful resources for the text.

Online text covering basic statistical concepts.

Useful for more advanced topics

Class Schedule

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

5Exam I

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


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


Grading Criteria

Grading ScaleGrading requirements

A / 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%

Library Resources

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In addition to online resources, ArgosyUniversity’s onsite collections contain a wealth of subject-specific research materials searchable in the Library Online Catalog. Catalog searching is easily limited to individual campus collections.Alternatively, students can search combined collections of all Argosy University Libraries. Students are encouraged to seek research and reference assistance from campus librarians.

Information Literacy: ArgosyUniversity’s Information Literacy Tutorial was developed to teach fundamental and transferable research skills, including selecting sources appropriate for academic-level research, searching periodical indexes and search engines, and evaluating and citing information. In the tutorial, students study concepts and practice them through interactions. At the conclusion of each module, they can test their comprehension and receive immediate feedback. Each module takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Please view the tutorial at

Academic Policies

Academic Dishonesty/Plagiarism: In an effort to foster a spirit of honesty and integrity during the learning process, ArgosyUniversity requires that the submission of all course assignments represent the original work produced by that student. All sources must be documented through normal scholarly references/citations and all work must be submitted using the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition (2001). WashingtonDC: American Psychological Association (APA) format. Please refer to Appendix A in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th Edition for thesis and paper format. Students are encouraged to purchase this manual (required in some courses) and become familiar with its content as well as consult the ArgosyUniversity catalog for further information regarding academic dishonesty and plagiarism.

Scholarly writing: The faculty at ArgosyUniversity is dedicated to providing a learning environment that supports scholarly and ethical writing, free from academic dishonesty and plagiarism. This includes the proper and appropriate referencing of all sources. You may be asked to submit your course assignments through “Turnitin,” ( an online resource established to help educators develop writing/research skills and detect potential cases of academic dishonesty. Turnitin compares submitted papers to billions of pages of content and provides a comparison report to your instructor. This comparison detects papers that share common information and duplicative language.

Americans with Disabilities Act Policy

It is the policy of ArgosyUniversity to make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If a student with disabilities needs accommodations, the student must notify the Director of Student Services. Procedures for documenting student disability and the development of reasonable accommodations will be provided to the student upon request.

Students will be notified by the Director of Student Services when each request for accommodation is approved or denied in writing via a designated form. To receive accommodation in class, it is the student’s responsibility to present the form (at his or her discretion) to the instructor. In an effort to protect student privacy, the Department of Student Services will not discuss the accommodation needs of any student with instructors. Faculty may not make accommodations for individuals who have not been approved in this manner.

TheArgosyUniversity Statement Regarding Diversity

ArgosyUniversity prepares students to serve populations with diverse social, ethnic, economic, and educational experiences. Boththe academic and training curricula are designed to provide an environment in which students can develop the skills and attitudes essential to working with people from a wide range of backgrounds.

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