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1. Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology
What do psychologists have to think about when designing studies and interpreting results? In this lesson, you'll explore how the scientific method can help with the difficult task of studying behaviors and their potential causes.
2. Types of Research Designs in Psychology
What are the three main research designs, and what are their advantages and disadvantages? In this lesson, you'll explore the different goals behind descriptive, correlational and experimental research designs.
3. Reliability & Validity in Psychology: Definitions & Differences
How do validity and reliability contribute to study design in psychology? In this lesson, you'll look at how experiments can fail reliability and validity requirements to get an idea of the challenges behind conducting significant psychological research.
4. Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics
What are the two main types of statistics used by psychologists? In this lesson, you'll start to see what psychologists need to do to analyze their data and test the significance of their results.
5. Experimental Group: Definition & Explanation
An experimental group is used in an experiment to test a variable. It is the group to which the test variable is administered. Learn more about how an experimental group works in this lesson, and assess your knowledge with a quiz at the end.
6. Experimental Research in Psychology: Methods, Studies & Definition
The field of psychology explores every aspect of what makes us human, from our physiology to our emotions, tracked across the stages of our lives. In this lesson you will learn about the basic elements of a powerful method of exploration, the experiment.
7. Normal Distribution of Data: Examples, Definition & Characteristics
In this lesson, we'll explore the normal distribution of data. Learn about the characteristics of normal distribution, how to plot histograms, the empirical rule, and more.
8. Outlier in Statistics: Definition & Explanation
An outlier is any value that is numerically distant from most of the other data points in a set of data. Learn about the sources of outliers, histograms, scatterplots, the number line, and more.
9. Raw Score: Definition & Explanation
To conduct experiments, score tests, and perform psychological assessments, you need to have an understanding of what the score means. The score handed to you can mean many different things depending on a few of variables.
10. Standard Deviation in Psychology: Formula & Definition
Standard deviations are scores around the mean of a distribution. It measures how much a set of scores is dispersed around an average measure of variability. Deviations around the mean can be calculated to express it as a variance or a standard deviation.
11. Statistical Significance: Definition & Levels
In this lesson, you will learn to define statistical significance as well as learn how it is determined. Following this lesson you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
12. Validity in Psychology: Types & Definition
Validity refers to a test's ability to measure what it is supposed to measure. Learn more about the different types of validity and why they are important, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
13. Variable Interval and the Schedule of Reinforcement: Examples & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn what variable-interval schedules of reinforcement are and ways in which they are utilized in everyday life. Following completion of this lesson, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge with a short quiz.
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