PSY117 Statistical Analysis in Psychology

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Hynek Cígler, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Širůček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vít Gabrhel (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Adam Ťápal, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Bc. Petr Palíšek (assistant)
Bc. Václav Šašinka (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Stanislav Ježek, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Wed 8:00–9:40 P31 Posluchárna A. I. Bláhy
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
PSY117/01: Wed 10:00–10:50 PC25, S. Ježek
PSY117/02: Wed 11:00–11:50 PC25, A. Ťápal
PSY117/03: Wed 12:00–12:50 PC25, S. Ježek
PSY117/04: Wed 13:00–13:50 PC25, H. Cígler
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main objective of the course is to introduce statistics as a part of psychology and the elementary statistical concepts used in psychological research. Students will learn to passively and actively use these concepts. They learn to prepare data for analysis, compute elementary statitsics, test elementary hypotheses. They also learn to read and communicate statistical findings both in Czech and English.
  • 1. Data matrix, types of variables.
  • 2. Graphical representation of data, frequencies and ditribution.
  • 3. Measures of central tendency and variability, percentiles, z-scores.
  • 4. Measures of association, graphical representation. Partial correlation.
  • 5. Linear regression. 6. Probability, probability distributions. 7. Statistical inference, point vs. interval estimates. 8. Statistical hypothesis testing, significance, power, effect size, t-tests. 9. Basic tests for nominal and ordinal variables 10. One-way ANOVA.
  • HOWELL, David C. Statistical methods for psychology. 8th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2013. xix, 770. ISBN 9781111840853. info
Teaching methods
lecture, problem solution demonstration, group discussion, online discussion forum, critical reading, review writing, homework
Assessment methods
3 written tests during semester (1/3 of total grade), 1 semester paper (1/9 of total grade), final written exam (5/9 of total grade).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Cvičení je děleno na tři skupiny.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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