Psychological Statistics

Andrew Ainsworth

Psychological Statistics

Psychology department

Andrew Ainsworth

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Overall 3.9
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Hard
Easiness of class 3.3
Easy
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Workload 4.1
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Clarity of professor 3.5
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Helpfulness of professor 3.3
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Participation Matters

Grades

Summer 2019
20.8%
17.3%
13.9%
10.4%
6.9%
3.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
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D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
24.1%
20.1%
16.1%
12.1%
8.0%
4.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
22.0%
18.3%
14.7%
11.0%
7.3%
3.7%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2014
18.3%
15.2%
12.2%
9.1%
6.1%
3.0%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2013
22.4%
18.7%
15.0%
11.2%
7.5%
3.7%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted July 30, 2015 Grade Received: N/A

TAKE THIS CLASS.

For whatever reason you have to take 100A for. This is the professor tot take it with. Dr.Ainsworth is concerned and wants everyone to get good grades. He is straightforward and his tests reflect that.
Make sure your TA is Anthony. He is amazing and is vert good at breaking down the difficult concepts. Best TA I have ever had at UCLA.

Tests:
A midterm and final.
Non-cummulative and he gives you a cheat sheet for the final. Know how to apply the equations and know the conceptual facts on the slides.
Slides are the most important thing. If it isn't on the slides, it won't be on the test.
If you know how to do all the practice problems then you will be fine.

Book:
Unnecessary unless you are really confused. I never read, didn't even buy the book.

Extra Credit:
DO IT! it boosts your grade up A LOT.
Sign up for SONA tests as early as possible and get those 3 extra credit points that are added at the end when your grades are added together and can boost your grade up a whole letter grade.
You also get a point for doing the class eval.

This class is a win-win.
Also, taking stats 10 before taking this class can be very helpful but not necessary. I know people that got As without ever taking stats.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted April 15, 2013 Grade Received: N/A

Ainsworth is a pretty cool guy. He comes in the summer to teach 100A (he teaches at CSUN normally). He makes jokes and his slides aren't too hard to follow. The TA also helps debunk some of the material. I think this shortened summer version of 100A is a win win. To me, it seemed not too hard and very doable. Just do all the practice problems they give you and if you know how to do all of those, you are doing just fine. He does offer extra credit.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 27, 2012 Grade Received: N/A

Ainsworth is the only professor that teaches 100A during the summer. Honestly, I came into the class scared out of my pants because I have NEVER taken a statistics class ever! However, it was actually more doable than I thought it would be. He talks about concepts a lot in lecture, but omg, only remember those that are important because the rest are pointless. .. The only important thing you really need to know are the equations and finding F, t values. Know how to conduct all the analysis tests like ANOVA, factorial, regression, etc. THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST! If you understand how to apply the equations, then you will understand the class.
So like the person below mentioned, grade depends on the midterm, final, quizzes, and participation. DO THE EXTRA CREDIT!!!! DO ALL EXTRA CREDIT! I honestly would not have gotten a B in this class if there was NO extra credit !! I failed the midterm and was sh**ting in my pants because I thought I was going to fail the class, but thank god I did well on the final and did all the extra credit on the tests as well as the psych study extra credit. But yes, so its a DOABLE Class! do all extra credit and know how to apply all the equations and you should be fine (:

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 5, 2011 Grade Received: N/A

I have mixed feelings about his class. He teaches 100A in the summer. I've taken a statistics class before, which definitely helps.

Your grade consists of:

Participation: This is very liberally graded, basically go to lecture and use the clicker for attendance and occasionally go on the online book and you'll get full points.

Clicker quizzes: They're 5 question clicker quizzes that are pretty easy if you pay attention.

Midterm/Final: They're not easy, not going to lie. It's True/False, multiple choice, and free response. Understand the concepts well and know how to do calculations. Memorize them and they eventually become engrained in your head. Work quickly and accurately. Know how to do his 7-steps of hypothesis testing.

Midterm/Final EXTRA CREDIT: These will help you so much. You basically add on any EC points onto your grade AFTER he curves it. So they're very beneficial. Do them if you can.

Extra credit: He offers extra credit in weird things. Like for participating as a subject in Psychology research projects and answering a course evaluation at the end of the quarter. Easy points if you ask me.

If it weren't for the extra credit I wouldn't have done so well. I've taken stats before, but I didn't take this class seriously so my performance did not reflect my knowledge of statistics. The extra credit saved me; I got back 20+ points that do not affect the curve.

His grading is weird. He uses z-scores. Basically using the mean and standard deviation, you get a z-score based on your raw score. anything above 1.04+ is an A-, anything above 1.25 is an A. This is where extra credit helps because you tack it onto your raw score and you can go up 2 or 3 grades. On a midterm I had a z-score that equates to a B+, but I got a shitton of extra credit and it boosted me to an A+.

Take this class seriously if you don't want to stress out about it at the end like I did, but know that you have some slack in terms of extra credit. He's a really nice guy and he cares.

Quarter Taken: N/A Submitted Aug. 6, 2010 Grade Received: N/A

Ainsworth is not that bad. He graduated from UCLA but teaches at CSU Northridge during the regular school year, so he only teaches 100A during the summer at UCLA. He says that he tests on lecture material and material from the book, but all you really need to do is study the lectures slides really well. There is only 1 midterm and 1 final that are worth 50% each, so make sure that do decent on the midterm so you can at least pass the class if you do well on the final. The tests consist of true/ false, multiple choice, and short answer questions, which are pretty easy if you study the lectures really well and thoroughly understand the material. The class is also curved, but since the tests are not that hard and people do well, then basically your grade is your grade.

Just study the lectures slides, do a lot of examples from the book and you'll be fine!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Gives Extra Credit
  • Participation Matters
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