10-1-08 - Psychology 206 Class Notes 10/1/08 TODAY Scales...

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Psychology 206 – Class Notes – 10/1/08 TODAY – Scales of measurement Do exercise #12 in pencil There is a README Bring it to class Read Chapter #7 GO OVER THE ANSWER KEY FOR EXAM #1 Measurement Figuring out exactly what you are going to count, what you are going to use to calculate things Assigning values: - ACT score (SAE score) - GPA - Class rank - Amount of drug administered - Sex: male=0 ; female=1 o We can assign values to different variables Aspect of the social network: o Number of close friends they have o Number of people with whom you live (home environment) o Rate friendliness The measurement has to deal with assigning values (numbers) o We can assign values to any variable we would like Rats: o How long it takes to find the bait o Count the number of errors the rat makes Sports o What aspect of sports could you measure in sports o Points scored o Statistics o # of hours students practice per week o # of sports Lots of things we can measure or count
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IQ Tests or tests of Intelligence Measurement Properties 1. Order a. Does this measurement system allow you to put things in order (or not)? 2. Equal intervals a. Challenging b. 3. True zero
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