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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1N03
Professor
Joe Kim
Semester
Fall

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Research Methods 2 (Module) Module: Descriptive Statistics Subtopic: Descriptive Statistics -descriptive statistics present information about data at-a-glance to give overall idea of results (mean, median, and mode) Subtopic: Histograms -Histogram: type of graph used to report the number of times a group of values appear in a data set -Frequency Distribution: type of graph illustrating the distribution of how frequent value appear in the data set -Normal Distribution: a distribution with a characteristic smooth, bell and symmetrical-shaped curve around a single peak (IQ, height, test scores, etc.) Subtopic: Measures of Central Tendency -Mean: average value of a data set -Outliers: extreme points distant from others in a data set -Median: the centre value in a data set when the set is arranged numerically -Mode: the value that appears most frequently in the set Subtopic: Measures of Variability -Standard deviation: a measure of the average distance of each data point from the mean Module: Inferential Statistics Subtopic: Inferential Statistics -Inferential Statistics: statistics that allows us to use results from samples to make inferences about overall, underlying populations Subtopic: Hypothesis Testing -T-test: a statistical test th
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