EPSY 630 Statistics II - Spring 2021


Instructor: Jason Bryer, Ph.D.
Class Meetup: Tuesday 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Office Hours: By appointment
Email: jbryer@albany.edu

Course Description

Emphasis is on statistical inference. Topics include one- and two-way analysis of variance, multiple comparison tests, correlation and regression techniques, chi square, and nonparametric statistics.

Course Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  • Identify and used appropriate statistical methods for inference.
  • Understand the differences between causal and correlational interpretations of statistical models.
  • Perform null hypothesis tests for quantitative and qualitative dependent variables.
  • Conduct data analysis using the R statistical software program.
  • Be able to describe the differences between frequentist and bayesian approaches to statistics.
  • Understand associated assumptions of statistical procedures and how to test them.
  • Present the results of statistical analyses in written and verbal format.


One graduate level statistics course (EPSY 530 or equivalent).


Grade Distribution

Quality of Performance Letter Grade Range % GPA
Excellent - work is of exceptional quality A 93 - 100 4
Excellent A- 90 - 92.9 3.7
Good - work is above average B+ 87 - 89.9 3.3
Satisfactory B 84 - 86.9 3
Below Average B- 80 - 83.9 2.7
Poor C+ 75 - 79.9 2.3
Poor C 70 - 74.9 2
Failure F < 70 0

Additional course policies

This course will be conducted in accordance with all policies described in the Graduate Bulletin: http://www.albany.edu/graduatebulletin/admission_graduate_requirements.htm. Consistent with this policy, excusal from an exam will only be permitted in cases of documented family, health, or work emergency. Any such compelling reason must be communicated to me as soon as you become aware of it, or as soon as you reasonably can thereafter. I anticipate that you are all well aware of issues pertaining to academic integrity, but you may also refer to the Graduate Bulletin for additional information with this regard.

Academic integrity

Academic dishonesty, such as cheating, plagiarism, or falsification, will not be tolerated in any form. Violations will be reported to the University Judicial System. Violations will also result in a failing grade on the exam or assignment.

Please familiarize yourself with the Academic Regulations for undergraduate students (http://www.albany.edu/undergraduate_bulletin/regulations.html) and the standards of academic integrity (http://library.albany.edu/infolit/integrity).

Students with disabilities

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic, medical, cognitive, learning and mental health (psychiatric) disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring accommodation in this class, please notify the Disability Resource Center (518- 442-5490; drc@albany.edu). Upon verification and after the registration process is complete, the DRC will provide you with a letter that informs the course instructor that you are a student with a disability registered with the DRC and list the recommended reasonable accommodations.

Emergency preparedness

In the event of an emergency that leads to university closure, we will use an alternative method to disseminate course materials. I will communicate class-specific information via email. You are responsible for checking your email regularly for updates. In the event of a declared emergency, students should refer to the UAlbany website (www.albany.edu/emergency) and the UAlbany emergency information line at (518) 442-7669.

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