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Quantitative Methods in Psychology July 7th, 2009: Jeff Vietri Corresponding to Chapter 1 in the text
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What are 'statistics'? Statistics: a set of mathematical procedures for organizing, summarizing, and interpreting information. Broadly speaking, statistics are how psychologists (and others) make sense of the information they collect Useful in both inside and outside academia
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Why study statistics? Required for degree - Why most of you are here Foundational concepts in science - Learn reasoning and logic behind research - Boost understanding of journal articles/class material - Grad school, anyone? Interpret and evaluate media reports
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Populations vs. Samples What do we want to know about? - Who/what are we interested in? What is the population ? What about the population do we want to know? - How are we going to find this out? Can we study the whole population or use a sample ?
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Research Design How do you set up an experiment/study? -
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