Course Instructor, UAB (Fall 2013 to Fall 2016)
This course is designed as the laboratory supplement to PY 716, Intro to Statistics. Psychology graduate students are introduced to SAS, a statistical computer program, and instructed in using SAS to conduct a number of statistical analyses.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Through the use of lecture and laboratory exercises, I taught students how to effectively use SAS. Topics covered included importing data into the program, running descriptive statistics, assessing correlations, performing multiple iterations of the t-test, and one way analysis of variance. In addition to showing students how to run these analyses, I also instructed them on how to interpret the results in light of the research questions being asked and how to effectively communicate those findings in writing. I also designed a series of novel activities to engage the students at a deeper level and encourage them to troubleshooting SAS code when problems arise. These exercises, names the Make it Work exercises, were the subject of a series of teaching as research projects.