# Flashcards - Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development

Flashcards - Research Methods and the Study of Human Growth and Development
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contingency table
In statistics, a contingency table is a type of table in a matrix format that displays the frequency distribution of the variables
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Central tendency
In statistics, a central tendency is a central or typical value for a probability distribution
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case study
A case study is about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time
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variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
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The scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
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hypothesis
A hypothesis is a proposed explanation for a phenomenon
The scientific method
The scientific method is a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge
variable
In elementary mathematics, a variable is an alphabetic character representing a number, called the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary or not fully specified or unknown
case study
A case study is about a person, group, or situation that has been studied over time
Central tendency
In statistics, a central tendency is a central or typical value for a probability distribution
contingency table
In statistics, a contingency table is a type of table in a matrix format that displays the frequency distribution of the variables
mean
In mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context
median
The median is the value separating the higher half of a data sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half
mode
The mode is the value that appears most often in a set of data
range
In arithmetic, the range of a set of data is the difference between the largest and smallest values
standard deviation
In statistics, the standard deviation is a measure that is used to quantify the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of data values
raw data
Raw data, also known as primary data, is data collected from a source

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