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Ch 13: Statistics, Tests and Measurement: Tutoring Solution

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The Statistics, Tests and Measurement chapter of this Introduction to Psychology Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about statistics, tests and measurement. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the essential information regarding statistics, tests and measurement required in a typical introductory psychology course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Explore different types of design in psychological research.
  • Explain how we determine the reliability and validity of an experiment.
  • Learn how to perform statistical analysis of research data.

14 Lessons in Chapter 13: Statistics, Tests and Measurement: Tutoring Solution
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Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

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.

Types of Research Designs in Psychology

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.

Reliability & Validity in Psychology: Definitions & Differences

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.

Statistical Analysis for Psychology: Descriptive & Inferential Statistics

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.

Gambler's Fallacy: Example & Definition

5. Gambler's Fallacy: Example & Definition

The gambler's fallacy is the belief that the chances of something happening with a fixed probability become higher or lower as the process is repeated. Learn about the gambler's fallacy, and see how it is related to probability.

P-Values in Statistics: Significance, Definition & Explanation

6. P-Values in Statistics: Significance, Definition & Explanation

The p-value is the measure of whether the outcome of endeavor is due to an actual effect or mere random chance. It is used to compare the world we encounter to a world that is dominated by chance.

Random Assignment in Psychology: Definition, Example & Methods

7. Random Assignment in Psychology: Definition, Example & Methods

Random assignment is used by research psychologists studying human behavior. In this lesson, you'll discover why random assignment is crucial to methods of experimentation and research design.

Random Sample in Psychology: Example & Definition

8. Random Sample in Psychology: Example & Definition

A random sample is a very important component in research. In this lesson, learn more about random samples, some advantages and disadvantages of each, and look at some examples.

Standard Score: Definition & Examples

9. Standard Score: Definition & Examples

Standard scores are an easy way to compare scores, making it possible to compare unusual things that are not in the same category. Several IQ tests use multiple tests that are combined into one IQ score.

Stanines: Definition & Explanation

10. Stanines: Definition & Explanation

This lesson gives a brief overview of what a stanine is and how it relates to a normal distribution. It also explains why stanines were important to storing testing information.

What is a Consent Form? - Examples & Concept

11. What is a Consent Form? - Examples & Concept

A consent form is an important document used to show that a person agrees to something that will happen. In this lesson, we will examine examples of consent forms and their use in psychology.

What is an Independent Variable? - Definition & Explanation

12. What is an Independent Variable? - Definition & Explanation

The independent variable in an experiment is what the experimenter controls to create two or more comparison groups. Learn more about independent variables through several examples and test your knowledge with quiz questions.

What is a Cognitive Interview? - Questions, Techniques & Evaluation

13. What is a Cognitive Interview? - Questions, Techniques & Evaluation

In this lesson, learn what a cognitive interview is and how to complete one. Afterwards, take a quiz to see if you have what it takes to appropriately ask questions, use techniques, and evaluate the client during this process.

Response Variable in Statistics: Definition & Example

14. Response Variable in Statistics: Definition & Example

In statistics, a response variable is the variable about which a researcher is asking a question. He or she wants to know if this variable 'responds' to other factors being examined. This lesson gives you a better understanding of this concept.

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