12 Jun 2018

@shklinkenberg

Bachelor Psychology

Scientific & Statistical Reasoning

Wetenschappelijk & Statistisch Redeneren

Learning goals

Course specific goals

  • Statistical test selection
  • Performing analysis with SPSS
  • Interpreting SPSS output
  • Manipulating data in SPSS
  • Formula understanding using R

Statistical tests

  • Conceptual understanding
    • NHST
    • Test statistics
  • Correlation
  • Regression
    • Simple
    • Multiple
    • Mediation
    • Moderation
  • ANOVA
    • Independent one-way
    • Independent factorial
    • Repeated one-way
    • Repeated factorial
    • Mixed design
  • ANCOVA
  • MANOVA
  • PCA / Cronbach's alpha
  • Non parametric tests
  • Bayes
    • Binomial test
    • Independent T-test

Course activities

  • Lectures
  • WG: Tutorials
  • WO: Weekly digital assignments
  • VO: Tutorial preparation
  • BO: Argumentation assignment
  • DT: Interim Assessments

\[\text{grade} = .8 \overline{DT} + .2 \overline{BO} - WG - WO - VO\]

Scaled Reductions

missed WG WO VO
1x 0 0 0
2x 0,5 0,25 0,25
3x 1,5 0,5 0,5
4x 3 1 1
5x NAV 2 2
>5 NAV NAV NAV

Course topics

  • Block I: Toolbox Scientific and Statistical Reasoning
  • Block II: Analysing and evaluating Psychological research
  • Block III: Reasoning about Psychological constructs
  • Block IV: Science in motion

Block I: Toolbox Scientific and Statistical Reasoning

Lectures

  • Traditional
    • Weblectures available (ANOVA)
    • Lecture slide available on GitHub
  • Flipped
    • Weblectures unavailable
    • No lecture slides

Weekly digital assignments

  • Cases with instructional videos
  • Didactical progression
  • No points, only scaled reduction for not putting in effort
  • Reflection is needed

TestVision

Assessment analytics

  • Tag items
  • Reports on tags
    • For teachers
    • For students

Feedback moments

Tutorial

The tutorals are focused on the hard parts of the assignments and lectures.

Assignment grading

Our tutors scan the weekly assignments to determine if their students have put in effort.

Walk-in hours

Students can walk in at our open office hours for specific problems.

Facebook

We have a facebook group where students can post questions.

Remediation

We invite all students with a fail on the first interim assesment and organise a remediation session to address the issues.

Interim Assessments 1

  • About 350 students
  • Digital assessment
  • Return score
    • Provide feedback on learning material
    • Provide feedback on learning goals