Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707001332012INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICSCompulsory116
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology and social sciences. This is a course aiming to teach basic statistics in psychology and social sciences.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç Dr. Mediha Korkmaz
Learning Outcomes
1Understand basic statistical techniques (conceptually and numerically).
2Be able to correctly apply statistical techniques to psychological data.
3Be able to correctly interpret results of analyses of psychological data.
4Be able to clearly convey orally and in writing the details of statistical analyses and results.
5be able to clearly convey orally and in writing the details of statistical analyses and results
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic concepts (variable, population, sampling, experimental and corelational methods, measurement, measurement errors, scales), Frequency tables, frequency distributions and graphical representations, Cumulative frequency distributions and Introduction to central tendency, Central tendency measures, Variance, skewness and kurtosis, Percentile ranks, Standard error, Correlation, Regression
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction of the course content and the concept of statistics in social sciences
2Basic concepts (variable, population, sampling, experimental and corelational methods, measurement, measurement errors, scales) chapter 1
3Frequency tables, frequency distributions and graphical representations chapter 2
4Cumulative frequency distributions and Introduction to central tendencychapter 2
5Central tendency measures (mod, median, mean)chapter 3
6Variance, skewness and kurtosisbölüm 3
7Percentile ranks Standard error chapter 3
8Midterm exam
9Properties of normal distribution and z scores chapter 4
10T scores and other Standard scoreschapter 4
11Correlation (Pearson)chapter 5
12Correlation (Pearson), Testing the statistical significance of correlation coefficientchapter 5
13Correlation (Spearman rho and the other correlation coefficients)chapter 5
14Regression and prediction chapter 6
15Regression and prediction chapter 6
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Büyüköztürk,Ş.,Çokluk,Ö.&Köklü,N.(2011). Sosyal bilimler için istatistik, Pegem Akademi, Ankara.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study8432
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12222
Individual Study for Final Examination13232
Reading12448
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO5535 5 5   5   5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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