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Chapter 1 New Terms and Concepts The following terms were introduced in Chapter 1. You should be able to define and explain each term and, where appropriate, describe how each term is related to other terms on the list. population: The entire group of individuals that a researcher wishes to study. sample: A group selected from a population to participate in a research study. statistic: A characteristic that describes a sample. parameter: A characteristic that describes a population. sampling error: The discrepancy between a statistic and a parameter. descriptive statistics: Techniques that organize and summarize a set of data. inferential statistics: Techniques that use sample data to draw general conclusions about populations. variable: A characteristic that can change or take on different values. constant: A characteristic that does not change. raw score: An original, unaltered measurement.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course PSY 216 taught by Professor Cynthiaingle during the Spring '11 term at KCTCS.

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