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Psych 1167:
Final Exam Study Guide
*The final will be multiplechoice, just like the last three exams.
I’ve trimmed down
the amount of material for which you’ll be responsible.
If the topic is not listed on
the study guide, it won’t be on the exam.
From Exam 1 (Ch. 14):
1.
I will give you descriptions of studies and you will need to be able to recognize
and know the difference between the following:
a.
Sample vs. Population
b.
Independent Variable vs. Dependent Variable
c.
Experimental vs. Observation Studies
2.
I will describe data to you and you will need to know what kind of data it is and
how it should be measured
a.
Qualitative
i.
Nominal
b.
Ranked
i.
Ordinal
c.
Quantitative
i.
Interval
ii.
Ratio
3.
Be able to read and interpret different types of frequency distributions, including:
a.
Qualitative
b.
Grouped and Ungrouped Quantitative
c.
Cumulative frequency distribution
d.
Relative frequency distribution
i.
Proportions
ii.
Percentages
e.
Cumulative relative frequency distribution
4.
Be able to answer questions about percentile points and percentile ranks based on
a cumulative relative frequency distribution
a.
Percentile point: At what point (score) does a given percentage of scores lie
below?
b.
Percentile rank: For a given point (score), what percentage of scores lie
below?
5.
What kind of graphs are appropriate for quantitative vs. qualitative data?
a.
Bar graphs
b.
Pie charts
c.
Histograms
d.
Polygons
6.
Be able to interpret each of the above types of graphs
7.
Be able to recognize the common shapes of distributions by looking at graphs,
and know what that shape “says” about the data (e.g., Are most people in the
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Are extreme scores changing the distribution?
Are there multiple
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 Spring '10
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