Ch 13: Descriptive Statistics in Psychology: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Descriptive Statistics chapter of this Research Methods in Psychology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master descriptive statistics. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of descriptive statistics in psychology.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering research methods in psychology material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about psychology research methods. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding measures of central tendency, frequency distributions and measures of variability
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about descriptive statistics in psychology
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra social science learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Descriptive Statistics in Psychology chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Descriptive Statistics in Psychology chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any descriptive statistics question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a descriptive statistics unit of a standard research methods in psychology course. Topics covered include:

  • Uses of descriptive statistics
  • Types of frequency distributions
  • Mean, median and mode
  • Range, variance and standard deviation

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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