Chapter 1 Notes
Chapter 1 Notes PSY 2110
Popular in Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
Popular in Psychology (PSYC)
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Chapter 1: Introduction Statistics - refersto procedures used for analyzing and interpreting data Two Primary Areas DescriptiveStatistics –procedures for organizing and summarizing data -pulling out important characteristics -givedetails of data set Ex: table,graph, highest/lowest score of exam Inferential Statistics –procedures for making a judgement about the characteristicsofthe population based on the characteristicsofthe sample Population – whole group, whole set, all numbers (unknown group) Sample– subset of the population (known group) Sampleis needed because population is usually too largetoaccess asa whole. Parameter –measurements obtained froma population -denoted by symbols in Greek alphabet Statistic – measurementobtained from a sample -denoted by symbols in English alphabet Representative Sample –sample that accuratelyreflectsthe characteristicsof the population Random Sample –every member of the population has anequal chance of being selected into the sample -minimizebias Data – refersto collection of numbers or other pieces of information to which meaning has been attached 1. Measurement data – (quantitative) amount of something Ex:test scores (amount of knowledge) 2. Categorical data –frequency data (count data)