Measurement and Statistics_Dasch_Date__021710

Measurement and - ← ← one tailed test when you have a directional hypothesis • you specify a positive or negative direction • i.e

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Statistics Basics, continued - if confidence intervals DO NOT overlap then there is a statistically significant difference between the two groups even if it overlaps slightly (lower boundary of one group with upper boundary of another) then there is not a significant difference - two tailed test: when you do not have a directional hypothesis there is an effect, but you do not specify if it is positive or negative i.e. music has an effect on people’s moods o 2.5% confidence that you’re wrong in EACH direction o room for error for each direction is cut in half i.e. eating healthy food effects mood
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Unformatted text preview: ← ←- one tailed test: when you have a directional hypothesis • you specify a positive or negative direction • i.e. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey makes people happy • i.e. going to the gym helps you lose weight ← ←- Type I errors: when we believe there is an effect in the population but there actually isn’t • alpha level- probability of Type I error = .05 ← ←- Type II errors: when we believe there isn’t an effect in the population but there actually is • beta level- probability of Type II error = .20 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course PSYC 209 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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