Reagan Brown, Ph.D.

Spring 2019

Office: GRH 3032

Phone: 745-6939




Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 10:30-11:00 & 2:15-3:45. I am also available by appointment

Catalog Description: Examines the theory behind and application of between- and within-subjects designs, mixed designs, and other data analytic techniques with an emphasis on analysis of variance.

Course Objectives: By the end of this semester, you will have a clear understanding of all of the topics listed in the above description. Also, you will learn to love these topics. And that may be just as important.

Grading: Three exams will be given in this course. Each exam will count 28% towards the final grade. You will be allowed to use one hand-written 4x6 note card during exams. The remaining 16% of your grade will come from your performance on data analytic projects.

Make-Up Policy: Missing an exam necessitates a make-up exam of a different format than the original exam. In order to take the make-up exam, you must have a documented excuse and you must make me aware of this special situation in advance of the scheduled exam.

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ADA Accommodation Statement: In compliance with University policy, students with disabilities who require academic and/or auxiliary accommodations for this course must contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center located in Downing Student Union, 1074. SARC can be reached by phone number at 270-745-5004 [270-745-3030 TTY] or via email at . Please do not request accommodations directly from the professor or instructor without a faculty notification letter (FNL) from The Student Accessibility Resource Center.

Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned the usual A = 89.5 - 100%, B = 79.5 - 89.4%, C = 69.5 - 79.4%, D = 59.5 - 69.4%, F = below 59.5%. No exceptions, although if you are close I will check to see that you not being penalized by rounding.

Textbook: Keppel, G. (1991). Design and Analysis: A Researcher's Handbook. (3rd Edition). Prentice Hall. [Really cheap used copies available here.]






January 22

Variables and Probability


January 24

Estimation and Sampling Distributions

January 29

Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

2 (p. 24-25)

January 31

One-Sample Tests

February 5

Two-Sample Tests (Independent)

February 7

Two-Sample (Dependent) & Proportion Tests

February 12

One-Way ANOVA (Fixed Effects Model)

p. 94-95 of 5, 3

February 14

Effect Size, NHST Errors, & Power


February 19

Test Review

February 21

Test I


February 26

One-Way ANOVA: Post Hoc Tests


February 28

One-Way ANOVA: Planned Comparisons & Random Effects Model


March 12

Two-Way ANOVA (Fixed Effects Model)


March 14

Two-Way ANOVA Continued


March 19

Two-Way ANOVA: Interactions vs Main Effects


March 21

Two-Way ANOVA: Post Hoc, Planned Comps, & Random Effects Model


March 26

Three-Way ANOVA


March 28

Test Review

April 2

Test II


April 4

Two-Way ANOVA Mixed Designs


April 9

Multi-Way ANOVA Mixed Designs


April 11

Mixed Designs: Expected Mean Squares


April 16

Hierarchical Designs: Simple Nested Designs

Appendix C

April 18

Hierarchical Designs: Multi-Way Nested Designs

April 23

Within Subjects Designs: Repeated Measures ANOVA


April 25

Multi-Factor Within Subjects Designs: More Repeated Measures


April 30

Chi-Square Test of Independence

May 2

Test Review

May 7 (3:45)

Test III