CPSY 501 Fall 2009 Homepage


Dr. Sean Ho
(604) 513-2121 x3209, Neufeld 5
Office hours: MW 4-5pm, T 12-1pm, R 1-3pm
Class location:
F 9am-12pm, CanIL 115 lab


General course information: objectives, prerequisites, text, policies, etc.

Lectures / Schedule

Lecture notes in PowerPoint, handouts, data files used in class, and additional articles for reference.


Directory of HW assignments and associated datasets.

Project Outline

Outline handout for the big semester-long data analysis group project.

Example Datasets

Some toy example datasets used in-class to demonstrate concepts. Most of these are taken from the textbook and may be downloaded from the "Textbook Resources" link below.

Datasets for Project

Data sets and information on what data sets are available for your data analysis project.

REB Info

Information on getting approval for research on human subjects (e.g., questionnaires) from the TWU Research Ethics Board. You should use the form for "Analysis of Existing Data", near the bottom of the page. There is an excellent government Tri-Council tutorial on ethics in research, as well as a TWU document on guidelines for REB forms.


The industry-standard software tool for statistical analysis we will be using in this course, SPSS PASW Statistics. I have more information on how you can purchase your own copy of SPSS for use on your own computers, if you so desire.

Textbook Resources (Field)

Additional student resources provided by the textbook's author, Andy Field: interactive multiple-choice quizzes, glossary, SPSS tutorials, and all datasets referenced in the text.

Article Library

Mini-library of relevant journal articles referenced in class. (This is from last year's course.)

APA Errata

The new 6th edition of the APA Style Manual has a number of errors. The 2nd printing has corrected them; we have copies of that in spiral-bound, but if you got the paperback, it's probably the 1st-printing. The APA site has the list of corrections, and also updated sample papers.

Daily Devotionals

Every class starts with a short devotional from the Bible, to help keep everything in perspective!