Reagan Brown, Ph.D.

Fall 2018

Office: GRH 3032

Phone: 745-6939




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

Catalog Description: Advanced analysis techniques appropriate to psychological research. Emphasizes regression analysis, partial correlation, moderated multiple regression, and analysis of covariance.

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's probably more important.

Grading: Two exams will be given in this course. Each exam will count 40% towards the final grade. You will be allowed to use one hand-written 4x6 note card during exams. The remaining 20% 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.

Title IX Misconduct/Assault Statement: Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to supporting faculty, staff and students by upholding WKU's Title IX Sexual Misconduct/Assault Policy (#0.2070, located here) and Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040, located here). Under these policies, discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct based on sex/gender are prohibited. If you experience an incident of sex/gender-based discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct, you are encouraged to report it to the Title IX Coordinator, Andrea Anderson, 270-745-5398 or Title IX Investigators, Michael Crowe, 270-745-5429 or Joshua Hayes, 270-745-5121. Please note that while you may report an incident of sex/gender based discrimination, harassment and/or sexual misconduct to a faculty member, WKU faculty are "Responsible Employees" of the University and MUST report what you share to WKU's Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Investigator. If you would like to speak with someone who may be able to afford you confidentiality, you may contact WKU's Counseling and Testing Center at 270-745-3159.

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.

Classroom Information: The first class in a topic sequence will meet in the regular room. The second class in a topic will meet in the second floor computer lab (Classroom #1). If only one class is scheduled for a given topic, meet in the computer lab.

Textbook: Brown, R. D. (2016). Fundamentals of Correlation and Regression. (1st Edition). Self-Published. Free textbook in electronic form.

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August 28-September 4

SPSS Training

1, 2

September 6-11

Correlation I


September 13-18

Correlation II


September 20-25

Regression I


September 27

Regression II


October 2-4

Multiple Regression I


October 9

Multiple Regression II


October 16

Exam Review (time permitting)

October 18

Midterm Exam


October 23-25

Partial & Semipartial Correlation


October 30-November 1



November 6-8

Curvilinear Regression


November 13-15

Moderated Multiple Regression


November 20-27

Dummy Coding


November 29-December 4



December 6

Exam Review (time permitting)

December 11 (8:00)

Final Exam














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