Indiana University Bloomington

Education Y603
Statistical Design Of Educational Research

Contact: Julie Lorah ( /
Offered: Spring, Every Year
Capacity: 15
Sequence: EDUC Y502 Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education and Y604 Multivariate Statistics
Pre-Requisites: EDUC Y502 and EDUC Y520/Y521
Algebra Required: none
Calculus Required: none
Contact Person for Authorization: No
Instructor: Julie Lorah
Days Per Week Offered: 2 times a week plus a computer lab for one hour
Recommended follow-up classes: EDUC Y604
Syllabus: No Syllabus Avaliable
Keywords: applied experimental design, SAS
Description: This is a course designed primarily for graduate students to acquire skills necessary for applying statistical principles of inference to well-defined behavioral and educational problems; be able to critically evaluate manuscripts in which (univariate) analysis of variance techniques were used; carry out numerical analyses of data by hand or by SAS software under the Windows; and understand selected articles which address unresolved theoretical issues in univariate statistics. These issues largely deal with statistical assumptions or adequacy of applying certain models to real-world data.
Books: Kirk, R. E. (1995). Experimental Design--Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company. Huck, S. (2012). Reading Statistics and Research (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson. Peng, C. Y. (2012). Statistical Design of Educational Peng, C. Y. (2009). Data Analysis Using SAS?. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.Research?Course Packet for Y603, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.
Substantive Orientation: social and behavioral sciences
Statistical Orientation: experimental and model comparison
Applied/Theoretical: applied
Software: SPSS, R, SAS
How Software is Used: computation and data analysis
Problem Sets: yes with most involving data analysis and interpretation
Data Analysis: yes
Presentation: None
Exams: Yes