Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics


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Psychologists use statistical analysis to _____.

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Which of the following is the median of the set of data below?

2, 5, 1, 7, 6, 5, 2, 8, 4


Which of the following is the mean of the set of data below?

3, 6, 2, 8, 6, 6, 2, 8, 4

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you gauge your understanding of the different types of statistics currently used in psychology to measure outcomes and summarize data. You will be quizzed on terms like median and mean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to review:

  • Purpose of statistical analysis
  • Inferential statistics
  • Results that support a hypothesis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mean and median
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding statistical analysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about statistics used in psychology

Additional Learning

To learn more about statistical analysis, review the lesson called Statistical Analysis. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand why inferential statistics are important
  • Explain standard deviation and variance
  • Learn what statistical tests confirm
  • Define dispersion