Ch 13: Descriptive Statistics in Psychology

About This Chapter

Use these video lessons and online quizzes to learn how to understand and use descriptive statistics in psychology research. These engaging lessons are just a portion of our online study guide and video collection.

Descriptive Statistics in Psychology - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Taught by an experienced instructor, the lessons in this chapter will help you understand what descriptive statistics are and how they are used in psychology research. You'll also get information about the types of frequency distribution in a sample. In other lessons, the measures of central tendency, which include median, mean and mode, are explored, as are range, variance and standard deviation, which are the measures of variability. By the end of the video lessons in this chapter, you should be familiar with psychology research methods including:

  • Definition and uses of descriptive statistics
  • Definition and types of frequency distribution
  • Mean, median and mode: the measures of central tendency
  • Range, variance and standard deviation: the measures of variability

Video Objective
What Are Descriptive Statistics? - Definition and Uses Define descriptive statistics and discuss their uses in the field of research psychology.
Frequency Distributions: Definition and Types Define and discuss frequency distributions in a sample.
Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode Explain the purpose of the various measures of central tendency and what they mean in relation to the sample and their population.
Measures of Variability: Range, Variance and Standard Deviation Explain the purpose of the various measures of variability and what they mean in relation to the sample and their population.

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