Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics for Psychology
    and
Quantitative Methods for Human Sciences


Lectures

Lectures will take place in Michaelmas Term on Monday 10am in Lecture Theatre A in the Department of Experimental Psychology

Lecture Slides, Notes and Exercise Sheets

Lecture notes, slides and exercise sheets will appear on this page on the FRIDAY BEFORE EACH LECTURE.
I recommend that you print out a 4-up copy of the lecture notes and bring them to the lecture.

Date
Notes
Slides
Exercises
Subject
Lecture 1 : 13 Oct 2008 pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps Plotting Data and Basic Statistical Measures
Lecture 2,3 : 20/27 Oct 2008 pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps Probability
Lecture 4 : 3 Nov 2008
pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps The Binomial Distribution
Lecture 5 : 10 Nov 2008
pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps The Poisson Distribution
Lecture 6 : 17 Nov 2008
pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps The Normal Distribution
Lecture 7 : 24 Nov 2008
pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps Hypothesis Tests
Lecture 8 : 1 Dec 2008
pdf   ps pdf(1up) pdf(4up)     ps(1up) ps(4up) pdf   ps Chi-squared Testsi-squared Tests

PDF viewer : http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html  PS viewer : http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/index.htm


Formulae Booklet

A formulae booklet, summarising the major methods and formulae covered during the course, will be provided at the lectures.  A copy of the formulae booklet will be provided at the examination and can be downloaded from the following links [ps][pdf]

Glossary of Statistical Terms

A booklet, containing a glossary of statistical terms will be given out during the lectures and can be downloaded from the following links [ps][pdf]

Calculators

It is essential that you have a hand-held pocket calculator which supports "standard deviation" and "linear regression". I recommend a Casio Statistical or Casio Scientific calculator, such as Casio FX85 series, costing about £10 - see:  http://www.casio.co.uk/Products/Calculators/Scientific%20Calculators/FX85ES 

A calculator can be used in the examination but as specified in the Examination Decrees and Regulations - in essence, this means that you cannot program the calculator before the examination.

Remember to use the full statistical functions on your calculator.
For example:    
1. Casio Manuals on-line: http://world.casio.com/calc/download/en/manual/   
2. Texas Instruments Manuals on-line: http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/sectionHome/download.html   
3. Sharp Manuals on-line: http://www.sharpusa.com/products/TypeManuals/0,1083,15,00.html 

Recommended Books

Individual Tutors will have preferences and may insist on a particular book for tutorial work.

The two books that have been recommended in past years for Psychology and Human Sciences respectively are

   
        HOWELL, David C. Statistical Methods for Psychology Fiffth Edition 802pp Hardback (ISBN 053437770) £26.99

            COHEN, Lousi and HOLLIDAY, Michael Practical Statistics for Students 352pp Paperback (ISBN 1853963291) £17.99

Past Exam Papers


Links