2017 Introduction to Psychological and Educational Measurement A

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Mayekawa Shin-Ichi 
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Course description and aims

This course focuses on the basic statistical methods: how to collect data, how to draw graphs, and statistical inference.

Student learning outcomes

The goal of this course is to master the basic techniques of statistics often used in the areas of education and psychology.


Introductory and intermediate statistics

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The instructor will mainly give lectures in class. Exercises using software R will be provided in LAT.A403: Practices for Psychological and Educational Measurement A.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction
Class 2 Basic Statistics, Correlation, Regression Master the definition of basic statistics.
Class 3 Introduction to statistical inference Master the idea of statistical inference.
Class 4 Inference on the population mean. Null hypothesis
Class 5 Inference on the two population means. Test of the difference of the means.
Class 6 Inference on several population means One way ANOVA
Class 7 Analysis of variance Two way ANOVA
Class 8 Review


Handouts will be provided.

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Introduced when necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

attendance: 50%
exam: 50%

Related courses

  • LAT.A403 : Practices for Psychological and Educational Measurement A
  • LAT.A402 : Introduction to Psychological and Educational Measurement B
  • LAT.A404 : Practices for Psychological and Educational Measurement B

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