Statistics Lab 

Attendance and Participation

Each weekly lab will have two parts: a home activity and an in-person lab. 


For each home activity:

You will learn how to use SPSS to analyze and interpret data from a "Digital Wellness Survey". You will watch a video and follow along by doing what I do in the video - using a data set I provide you with. It is essential that you have access to SPSS while watching the video. Once you complete the at-home activity you will submit the corresponding assignment. Each assignment will be submitted via a Canvas "quiz". I anticipate that most of you will finish the weekly at-home activity in 1-1.5 hours. Regardless - make sure you complete each assignment by the due date because you will use what you learned in the in-person lab that follows. Note that these are NOT team assignments and your answers must be your own. 

For each in-person lab:

You will work with your teammates to complete a team assignment on the survey your team chose. For most team assignments, you will need to create a pptx slide and upload that slide to Canvas. Only one person uploads each assignment.

Safe Participation

We will be working in close proximity throughout the semester. Given the uncertainty of the COVID virus and the vaccination status of your classmates, I would appreciate it if we all wore masks (properly) in the classroom. If anyone comes to class visibly unwell (e.g. coughing, sneezing, and/or sniffling) they will be asked to mask up or leave the room if we are working inside that day). ​These measures will help keep you and everyone else as safe and healthy as possible so we can have a fun semester together.

Mandatory In-person Lab Attendance

To receive points on a team assignment, you must be present in the lab. If you test positive for COVID or otherwise need to quarantine for COVID, you must complete the COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form to receive an accommodation. If you are sick for other reasons, you will need to submit a doctor's note. Other reasons for an absence will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In the event an accommodation is approved, this will consist of giving you an extension to complete the missing team assignment on your own. There are only 7 teams assignments. No more than two team assignment accommodations will be given.