Lecture 3&4 outline - 1. MAJOR THEME #1 a. CORRELATION...

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1. Problems with Observation a. We can draw flawed conclusions from observation b. We are bad statisticians** 2. Statistics help us understand that patterns in the world are limited 3. Difference between positive and negative associations in scatter plots a. More scatter=weak correlation b. Strong correlation=few scatter 4. Correlation Coefficient a. 0=no association b. 1=strong association 5. ******GO TO THIS SITE****** 6. http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers8e/ a. Look for PsychSim Modules i. Data ii.Scatter plots iii.Correlation What does a Correlation tell us? Could cause…
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Unformatted text preview: 1. MAJOR THEME #1 a. CORRELATION DOES NOT EQUAL CAUSATION! 2. Dumb-guy interpretation a. All correlational studies are bad and all experiments are goodNOT TRUE!!! i. Problems with experiments: 1. Unethical 2. Lack of data 3. Financial problems Low Self-Esteem Depression 3. Metaphor: the brain is like the Bridge of the Enterprise 4. Inputs and outputs of the brain a. Input linesarteries and AFFERENT nerves b. Output lines veins and EFFERENT nerves c. Mnemonic i. Input/artery/afferent before ii.Output/vein/efferent d. AFFERENT=arrive e. EFFERENT=exit...
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Lecture 3&4 outline - 1. MAJOR THEME #1 a. CORRELATION...

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