FOR 6530  Winter 2003

Alliant International University

Research II: Data Analysis & Advanced Statistics

AIU, California School of Professional Psychology, Division of Forensic Psychology

Ivo D. Dinov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Statistics,
Research Scientist, Department of Neurology,
UCLA School of Medicine
Teaching Assistants:
  • TBA  (for now) E-mail:

  • Brief Description:

    This will be a modern graduate course in statistics for forensic psychology students. We will present the most popular statistical tools for data analysis and support these with an elaborate framework of simulations, applets, compute-resourses, movies and real-time Internet tools. A number of course projects (papers) will help the students gain a hands-on experience on design of scientific experiments, data acquisition, processing, integration, statistical analysis and presentation.


    Place TBA, Saturdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Discussions Section Information
    Section IDSectionClassroomTimeTA Name
    6633062001No discussion but Stat Computer Lab may be used for projects None

    Instructor Office: Main: UCLA, MS 8143E, or after class on Saturdays
    TA Offices: None
    Virtual Office Hours (FOR 6530 Forum)
    AIU Computer Lab: TBA

    Grading policy and basis for Final Grade:
    Project Assignment Policy:

    Statistical Methods for Psychology, by David C. Howell, Duxbury Press, 5th edition, 2001.

      Tentative order of topics covered
    1. Review of Research Design I , Fall 2002:
    2. Applications of Central Limit Theorem, Law of Large Numbers.
    3. Design of studies and experiments.
    4. Fisher's F-Test & Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA, 1- or 2-way).
    5. Principle Component Analysis (PCA).
    6. χ2 (Chi-Square) Goodness-of-fit test.
    7. Multiple linear regression
    8. General Linear Model
    9. Bootstrapping and Resampling

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    Ivo D. Dinov, Ph.D., Departments of Statistics and Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine