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Assignment
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 Psychology
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Unformatted text preview: 
 Homework
Assignment
1
 Psychology
60
 Spring
2010
 
 
 General
Instructions:
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sure
your
homework
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written
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it:
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NAME
 o YOUR
STUDENT
ID
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TA’S
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can
find
this
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the
syllabus)
 
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be
sure
your
homework
answers
are
LEGIBLE
 
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homework
problems
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calculation,
you
must
show
all
of
your
work,
including
 intermediate
steps,
in
order
to
receive
credit.


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circle
final
answers
to
problems
that
require
computation;
doing
this
will
make
sure
 we
can
find
your
final
answer.

 ‐ For
questions
requiring
a
short
written
answer,
be
as
concise
as
possible
while
still
 explaining
your
answer.

 
 ‐ If
you
have
questions
about
concepts,
feel
free
to
post
questions
on
the
class
discussion
 board.
You
may
also
email
your
TAs,
but
do
so
only
after
you
have
looked
through
the
book
 for
an
answer
to
your
question.

 ‐ Homework
is
due
at
the
start
of
class
on
Tuesday
(by
11:15).
No
late
homework
will
be
 accepted.
 
 
 
 1. Define
the
following
terms

 a. Population
 b. Sample
 c. Parameter
 d. Statistic

 2. Explain
the
relationships
between
a
sample
and
a
population
 3. Define
the
concept
of
sampling
error.

Be
sure
that
your
definition
includes
the
concepts
of
 statistic
and
parameter.
 4. Why
is
random
assignment
important
in
an
experiment?
 5. Define
Independent
and
Dependent
variables.

 6. Come
up
with
a
simple
operational
definition
of
“happiness”
 7. For
each
of
the
following,
identify
what
scale
of
measurement
each
is
on
 (nominal/ordinal/interval/ratio)

 a. Number
of
days
an
individual
goes
to
the
gym
 b. How
tall
a
person
is
 c. What
political
party
an
individual
identifies
with
 d. What
color
shirt
an
individual
is
wearing
 e. What
size
shirt
an
individual
is
wearing
 
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2010 for the course PSYC PSYC 60 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '09 term at UCSD.

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