Applied Statistics 101
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35Hours
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3.5CEUs
Course Description
Large sets of numbers can be daunting, and characterizing them in a few words or numbers can be even more daunting. This course considers how to take data setswhether large or smalland describe them using a few numbers (descriptive statistics). This, however, is only a small portion of the course.
The majority of the course is dedicated to reaching statistically justified conclusions on the basis of these descriptive statistics. For instance, does the average value of one data set deviate from another in what might be called a "statistically significant" manner? To this end, the course covers cross tabulation of data (including the chisquare test), correlation, linear regression, Student's ttests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), repeated measures analysis, and factor analysis.
Thus, this course teaches students to take sets of data, describe them using a few numbers (including the mean, variance, and skewness), and then reach statistically justifiable conclusions about those data sets. Students should come away from the course with confidence in their ability to tackle basic applied statistics problems and with the fundamental knowledge needed to learn more indepth statistical theory.
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Course Lessons
Lesson 1  Descriptive Statistics I
o Consider other types of means, including geometric and power means 35 Total Points
 Review Article: Descriptive statistics
 Review Article: Free Graph Paper
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 1 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 1 Descriptive Statistics I
Lesson 2  Descriptive Statistics II
o Calculate the variance, standard deviation, and skewness of data sets 35 Total Points
 Review Article: Definition of Measure of Dispersion
 Review Article: Definition of Skewness
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 2 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 2 Descriptive Statistics II
Lesson 3  Frequencies
o Calculate relative, cumulative, and cumulative relative frequencies
o Create and interpret bar graphs and histograms 34 Total Points
 Review Article: Frequency Distributions
 Review Article: Graphing with Excel
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 3 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 3 Frequencies
Lesson 4  Multivariate Data
o Represent multivariate data using tables and scatterplots
o Calculate descriptive statistics for multivariate data, including covariances 35 Total Points
 Review Article: Definition of Multivariate statistics
 Review Video: MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS WITH EXCEL
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 4 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 4 Multivariate Data
Lesson 5  Cross Tabulation I
o Review the basic terminology and procedure associated with statistical hypothesis testing 35 Total Points
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 5 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 5 Cross Tabulation I
Lesson 6  Cross Tabulation II
o Use the chisquare statistic to test hypotheses regarding cross tabulations 35 Total Points
 Review Article: A table of critical values for the chisquare statistic
 Review Article: Cross tabulations and the chisquare statistic
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 6 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 6 Cross Tabulation II
Lesson 7  Correlation
o Use the correlation coefficient to quantify the correlation between two variables 35 Total Points
 Review Article: Random Variables and Probability Distributions
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 7 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 7 Correlation
Lesson 8  Student's tTests I
 Review Article: A table of values for the Student's t distribution
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 8 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 8 Students tTests I
Lesson 9  Student's tTests II
 Review Article: Making Sense of the TwoSample TTest
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 9 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 9 Students tTests II
Lesson 10  OneWay ANOVA
o Use oneway ANOVA to compare the means of multiple sample groups 35 Total Points
 Review Article: A table of values for the Student's t distribution
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 10 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 10 OneWay ANOVA
Lesson 11  Repeated Measures
Determine an alternate method of evaluating means for repeated measures designs (repeated measures ANOVA) 35 Total Points
 Review Article: Repeated Measures ANOVA
 Complete Assignment: Lesson 11 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 11 Repeated Measures
Lesson 12  Factor Analysis
o Understand the overall purpose and procedures of exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis 10 Total Points
 Review Article: Definition of Factor Analysis
 Review Article: Factor Analysis Training
 Review Video: Factor analysis tutorial
 Complete Exam: Lesson 12 Factor Analysis
Lesson 13  SPSS
o Use SPSS to calculate statistical results in some simple cases 164 Total Points
 Review Article: More information about SPSS, as well as free downloads of trial
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 Complete Assignment: Lesson 13 Exercise
 Complete Exam: Lesson 13 SPSS
 Complete: The Final Exam
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