          Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits 707001332012 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS Compulsory 1 1 6
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
 1 Understand basic statistical techniques (conceptually and numerically). 2 Be able to correctly apply statistical techniques to psychological data. 3 Be able to correctly interpret results of analyses of psychological data. 4 Be able to clearly convey orally and in writing the details of statistical analyses and results. 5 be 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
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 1 Introduction of the course content and the concept of statistics in social sciences 2 Basic concepts (variable, population, sampling, experimental and corelational methods, measurement, measurement errors, scales) chapter 1 3 Frequency tables, frequency distributions and graphical representations chapter 2 4 Cumulative frequency distributions and Introduction to central tendency chapter 2 5 Central tendency measures (mod, median, mean) chapter 3 6 Variance, skewness and kurtosis bölüm 3 7 Percentile ranks Standard error chapter 3 8 Midterm exam 9 Properties of normal distribution and z scores chapter 4 10 T scores and other Standard scores chapter 4 11 Correlation (Pearson) chapter 5 12 Correlation (Pearson), Testing the statistical significance of correlation coefficient chapter 5 13 Correlation (Spearman rho and the other correlation coefficients) chapter 5 14 Regression and prediction chapter 6 15 Regression and prediction chapter 6 16 Final 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 Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Examination 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None 