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Scientific Methods In Psychology Theory: an explanation that fits many observations and makes valid predictions Hypothesis: a clear predictive statement Dependent variables: the item that an experimenter measures to determine how it was affected Independent variables: the item that an experimenter changes or controls Experimental groups: receives the treatment that an experiment is designed to test Control groups: a set of individuals treated in the same way as the experimental group except for the procedure that the experiment is designed to test Statistics: a mathematical science pertaining to the collection, analysis, interpretation or explanation, and presentation of data . Mean, standard deviation, median, mode Central tendency: the term statisticians use for any statistic that you could quote as representative of an entire data set Correlations: a measure of the relationship between two variables Probability: the likelihood or chance that something is the case or will happen Significance levels:
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 10 taught by Professor Zaidel during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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