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In Class Jeopardy & Ch 1-3 Notes

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In Class Jeopardy & Ch 1-3 Notes PY 355

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General Experimental Psychology
Craig Walter Cummings
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This 32 page Study Guide was uploaded by Katelynn Jones on Tuesday September 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PY 355 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Craig Walter Cummings in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 32 views.


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Date Created: 09/13/16
1. The consistency or dependability of a measuring technique - Reliability 2. True score variance divided by total variance - Reliability 3. A Greek philosopher known for his opinion that most of our knowledge is acquired through experience - Aristotle 4. The portion of the total variability in participants scores that is related in an orderly, predictable fashion - Systematic variance 5. Used to draw conclusions about the reliability and generalizability of one’s findings - Inferential statistics 6. Used to summarize and describe the behavior of participants in a study - Participants statistics 7. He was known for his interactive dualism - Descartes 8. Numbers assigned are simply labels for characteristics or behaviors - Nominal 9. Equal differences between the numbers reflect equal differences between participants, with no true zero. - Interval 10. The rank ordering of people’s behaviors or characteristics - Ordinal 11. Contains a true zero point - Ratio 12. Cannot perform any mathematical operation - Nominal 13. Variability in scores due to factors that distort the true score - Error Variance: Measurement Error 14. The extent to which a measure appears to measure what it’s supposed to measure - Face Validity 15. Claims of evidence that masquerade as science but violate the basic criteria of scientific investigation - Pseudoscience 16. Attempts to describe how concepts are related (but not why) - Model 17. A set of propositions that attempts to specify the interrelationships among a set of concepts - Theory 18. Statistic used to indicate the amount of variability in participants’ responses - Variance 19. Process of reasoning from a general proposition to specific implications of that proposition - Deduction 20. Abstracting a hypothesis from a collection of facts - Induction 21. The sum of the squared deviations of the scores from the mean - Total Sum of Squares 22. The difference between the highest and the lowest scores - Range 23. Consistency of participants’ responses on a measure over time - Test retest reliability 24. Assesses the degree of consistency among the items on a scale - Interitem Reliability 25. Divide the items on a scale into two sets and examine the correlation between the sets - Split half Reliablity


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