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Current Teaching and Supervision
Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK


Applied Statistics (PG)

Classic Papers in Applied Psychology

Advanced Developmental Psychopathology Review (PG)

Advanced Neuropsychology (PG)

UG and PG Dissertation Supervision

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Description of previously taught Courses
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University


Statistics in Psychology (PSY 826)

Course Description
‘Statistics in Psychology’ is a course on statistical inference in analysis of variance designs. The course is mandatory for graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students in psychology and open to graduate and postgraduate students from other departments. Typical enrollment is between 30 and 40 students. The course covers basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics and procedures for estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. The course places strong emphasis on data visualization techniques. The course is taught over one quarter (10 weeks) as a combination of biweekly 1.5 h lectures and one-weekly 2-hr laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions are limited to 20 students/ session.

Teaching Responsibilities
As a Teaching assistant in 2005, I was responsible for one 2-hour laboratory session per week. The goal of laboratory sessions was to deepen and practically apply material covered during lecture. Thus, Laboratory sessions were part lecture, part hands-on statistical analyses using statistical software (SPSS) and hand calculations. My responsibilities included preparation and presentation of recitation materials, creation and grading of homework and grading of exams. I also maintained class roster and grade book. In 2007, I was only responsible for grading of homework and proctoring and grading of exams. I also maintained the class roster and grade book.

09 – 12/2005 (10 2-hr classes)
09 – 12/2007 (Grading & Proctoring)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Robert Cudeck)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Robert Cudeck)



Analysis of Variance (PSY 827)

Course Description
‘Analysis of Variance’ is a course on statistical inference in analysis of variance designs. The course is mandatory for graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students in psychology and open to graduate and postgraduate students from other departments. Typical enrollment is between 40 and 50 students. The course covers basic concepts and procedures in one-way, factorial, repeated measures, randomized blocks and mixed models designs. For each of these designs it also covers procedures for planned and post hoc comparisons, trend analyses and analyses of power and effects size. The course is taught over one quarter (10 weeks) as a combination of biweekly 1.5 h lectures and one-weekly 2-hr laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions are limited to 20 students/ session.

Teaching Responsibilities
As a Teaching assistant, I was responsible for two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week. The goal of laboratory sessions is to extend, deepen and practically apply material covered during lecture. Thus, Laboratory sessions are part theoretical lecture, part hands-on statistical analyses using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, GPower) and hand calculations. My responsibilities included preparation and presentation of recitation materials, development and grading of homework and grading of exams. I also maintained the class roster and grade book and held weekly office hours.

01 – 03/2006 (20 2-hr classes)
01 – 03/2007 (20 2-hr classes)
01 – 03/2008 (20 2-hr classes)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Tom. Nygren)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Tom. Nygren)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Tom. Nygren)



Correlational Analysis (PSY 828)

Course Description
‘Correlational Analysis’ is a course on correlation and regression techniques for quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The course is mandatory for graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students in psychology and open to graduate and postgraduate students from other departments. Typical enrollment is between 40 and 50 students. The course covers simple and multiple linear regression and correlation, non-linear regression, regression with nominal variables, interactions in regression, inference in simple and multiple linear regression, analyses of power and effect size, model diagnostics and model selection methods. The course is taught over one quarter (10 weeks) as a combination of biweekly 1.5 h lectures and one-weekly 2-hr laboratory sessions. Laboratory sessions are limited to 20 students/ session.

Teaching Responsibilities
As a Teaching assistant, I was responsible for two 2-hour laboratory sessions per week. The goal of laboratory sessions is to extend, deepen and practically apply material covered during lecture. Thus, Laboratory sessions are part theoretical lecture, part hands-on statistical analyses using statistical software (SPSS, SAS, R2) and hand calculations. My responsibilities included preparation and presentation of recitation materials, creation and grading of homework and grading of exams. I also maintained the class roster and grade book and held weekly office hours.

04 – 07/2006 (20 2-hr classes)
04 – 07/2007 (20 2-hr classes)
04 – 07/2008 (20 2-hr classes)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Jay Myung)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Jay Myung)
Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Jay Myung)



Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Psychology (PSY 321)

Course Description
‘Quantitative and Statistical Methods in Psychology’ is a course on applications of statistical tools for inference in contemporary psychology. The course is required for undergraduate (B.Sc.) students that major in psychology. Typical enrollment is around 50 students. The course covers hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, effect size and power, simple linear regression and correlation, analysis of variance (simple factorial and repeated measures designs) and post-hoc procedures. The course is taught over one quarter (10 weeks) as a combination of biweekly 1.5 h lectures and one-weekly 1.5-hr laboratory sessions.

Teaching Responsibilities
As a Teaching assistant, I was responsible for one 1.5-hour laboratory session per week. The goal of laboratory sessions is to re-iterate and practically apply material covered during lecture. Thus, Laboratory sessions are part lecture, part hands-on statistical analyses using statistical software (SPSS) and hand calculations. My responsibilities included preparation and presentation of recitation materials, development and grading of homework and exams and weekly office hours.

09 – 12/2006 (10 1.5-hr classes) Teaching Assistant (Lecturer: Prof. Michael Edwards)



Graduate Student Journal Club

In 2006, I started a Journal Club for graduate and postgraduate Psychology students. Typical participation was around 8 students. My activities included sending out weekly meeting announcements and determining the meeting and presenter schedule. On meetings, the club discussed research articles or manuscripts suggested by that week’s presenter. Material was evaluated with regard to content and style. The purpose of the journal club was to give students an opportunity to learn how to present and critically read scientific material and to learn about topics such as paper submission procedures, journal choice and funding.