psy315 | undergraduate
Statistical Reasoning In Psychology
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Research Design and Statistical Terminologies
- Examine the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in the social sciences.
- Define research and the scientific method.
- Compare and contrast primary and secondary data.
- Determine appropriate measures based on an operational definition for research tools.
- Select appropriate data collection methods to investigate psychological research problems.
Descriptive Statistics and Discrete Probability Distributions
- Calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion.
- Present descriptive statistical data using graphic and tabular techniques.
Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Significance
- Perform a hypothesis test using the standard normal distribution.
- Explain how to use hypothesis testing to evaluate possible solutions to a psychological research problem.
- Formulate a hypothesis using the five-step process.
Statistical Inference and Variance
- Develop a conceptual understanding of the application and interpretation of inferential statistics.
- Perform an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
- Interpret the results of an ANOVA.
- Create a scatter diagram.
- Determine a correlation coefficient.
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