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Chapter 1 Notes

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Chapter 1 Notes PSY 2110

Shannan Dillen
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These notes cover the first lecture of the class. They are part of the first exam, and cover basic terminology that is needed to be known, and the basics of what statistics is.
COURSE
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
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S. Tice-Alicke
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Class Notes
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1
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Statistics, Math
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shannan Dillen on Thursday September 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 2110 at Ohio University taught by S. Tice-Alicke in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see Statistics for Behavioral Sciences in Psychology (PSYC) at Ohio University.

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Date Created: 09/22/16
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)

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