Application of Statistics in Psychology


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You are doing a research project and would like to know the average temperature in your city over the last few months. Which type of statistic and calculation would you use?

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1. You are designing a research study that examines the impact of parental income on SAT test scores of high school students. What is the dependent variable in this scenario?

2. What does the number 3 represent in this string of numbers? 1, 3, 4, 3, 5, 3, 8, 12, 3, 1, 5

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your knowledge of important terminology and different statistics and calculations used in psychology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will test knowledge of:

  • Differences in the application of inferential statistics and descriptive statistics
  • Terminology used in psychological statistics
  • The relationship between independent and dependent variables

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the dependent variable in a given scenario
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which statistic and calculation should be used to measure average temperature over a time period
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on psychological statistics

Additional Learning

Application of Statistics in Psychology is a lesson that will enhance your understanding of how statistics can be used in behavioral science. The covered objectives include:

  • Distinguish between mean, median and mode
  • Understand the function of inferential statistics
  • Know why psychologists use statistics