Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6402
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Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Current title: Statistical & Qualitative Methods in Aging Research CHANGE TO: Statistical Methods in Aging Research Current course description: The major goal of this course is to deliver fundamental quantitative and qualitative research concepts that are useful in aging research. Other goals include hands-on exposure to secondary data analysis. CHANGE TO: The major goal of this course is to deliver fundamental quantitative research concepts that are useful in aging research. Other goals include hands-on exposure to secondary data analysis.
Comments: College approved 4/26/10; GC approved 5/17/10; to SCNS liaison 6/21/10; SCNS approved. Posted in Banner. Effective 8/1/10
- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2335 2010-04-14 Department College Budget Account Number School of Aging Studies BC 1229000 Contact Person Phone Sandra Reynolds 9749750 email@example.com
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title GEY 6402 Statistical & Qualitative Methods in Aging Research Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? N Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Stat Qual Methods Aging Course Online? Percentage Online C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0
The major goal of this course is to deliver fundamental quantitative and qualitative research concepts that are
useful in aging research. Other goals include hands‐on exposure to secondary data analysis.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This is an existing course, required for the PhD in Aging Studies. When we proposed this, the faculty member hired to teach it was an expert on Qualitative Methods. That person no longer teaches the course, and the School of Aging Studies does not want the emphasis on Qualitative Methods to continue.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
A doctoral level degree in Aging Studies or a related discipline. An interest in research methods is critical.
- Other Course Information
•Introduce statistical knowledge underlying data analyses techniques such as hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, and power analysis
•Practice use of SPSS software to analyze data
•Introduce data management and quality control techniques
•Explain t-tests, chi-square goodness of fit tests, correlations, linear regressions, anova and factorial anovas, and their application.
B. Learning Outcomes
•To understand statistical knowledge underlying data analyses techniques such as hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, and power analysis
•To develop a working knowledge of how to use SPSS software to analyze data
•To be introduced to data management and quality control techniques
•To understand and be able to calculate/compute t-tests, chi-square goodness of fit tests, correlations, linear regressions, anova and factorial anovas.
•To be able to choose appropriate data analyses techniques for specific research questions
•Be able to summarize research results in APA style
C. Major Topics
Describing and Exploring Data
The Normal Distribution
Probability and Chi-square
ANOVA, Multiple Comparisons
Factorial Analysis of Variance
Howell, D.C. (2007). Statistical Methods for Psychology (7th Edition). Bellmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. ISBN-13:978-0-495-59784-1 OR ISBN-10:0-495-59784-8.
Cronk, B.C. (2008). How To Use SPSS. A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN:1-88-4585-789-5.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
American Psychological Association (2003). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Washington, D.C.
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
Two Exams, each worth 30%
1) One midterm exam; 2) one cumulative final exam; 3) one group project consisting of a completed research study; and 4) three applied homework assignments
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
Each exam is worth 30% (total 60%); the homeworks are wroth 10% each (30% total), and the group project is worth 10%.
H. Attendance Policy
Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,
Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)
In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.
I. Policy on Make-up Work
Homework submitted after the deadline will be penalized 1 point (1% of overall grade) per 24 hours of lateness.
Papers submitted after the deadline will be penalized 1 point (1% of overall grade) per 24 hours of lateness (i.e., turned in between 4:01 p.m. on 12/1 and 4:00 p.m. on 12/2 = -1, etc.).
There is NO makeup for missed exams, without a note from your physician.
J. Program This Course Supports
PhD in Aging Studies, CBCS
- Course Concurrence Information
Social Work, Nursing, Physical Therapy