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Ch 18: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Appendix: Statistics in Psychology

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The Statistics in Psychology appendix of this Glencoe Understanding Psychology textbook companion course helps students learn about the statistical concepts and methods used by psychologists. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Statistics in Psychology textbook appendix.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Glencoe Understanding Psychology Statistics in Psychology appendix with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the statistics topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The nature of tests and measurements
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Mean, median and mode
  • Measures of variability
  • Samples and populations in research
  • Inferential statistics for psychology
  • Correlation coefficients

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7 Lessons in Chapter 18: Glencoe Understanding Psychology Appendix: Statistics in Psychology
Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

1. Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

What do psychologists have to think about when designing studies and interpreting results? In this lesson, you'll explore how the scientific method can help with the difficult task of studying behaviors and their potential causes.

What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses

2. What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses

This lesson is a simple walk-through of the common types of descriptive statistics and why they are important for understanding psychological research. You will likely be familiar with many of them but some you may not be.

Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

3. Mean, Median & Mode: Measures of Central Tendency

By describing the data using central tendency, a researcher and reader can understand what the typical score looks like. In this lesson, we will explore in more detail these measures of central tendency and how they relate to samples and populations.

Measures of Variability: Range, Variance & Standard Deviation

4. Measures of Variability: Range, Variance & Standard Deviation

Looking specifically at range, variance, and standard deviation, this lesson explores the relationship between these measures and samples, populations, and what it says about your data.

Samples & Populations in Research: Definition

5. Samples & Populations in Research: Definition

When planning an experiment, you will likely use groups of participants. This lesson explores the types of groups an experimenter can collect data from and the reason why there are different groups.

Inferential Statistics for Psychology Studies

6. Inferential Statistics for Psychology Studies

Psychology is a science, which means that in order to understand people's thoughts and behaviors, a basic understanding of statistics is necessary. Most psychology studies use inferential statistics. This lesson covers basic types of inferential statistics, as well as how to decide whether a hypothesis was supported by the results.

Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient

7. Interpreting the Correlation Coefficient

This lesson explains the process of interpreting and analyzing a correlation coefficient both as a figure and as a context by discussing common and easy to understand examples.

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