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Objectives for Chapters 17
Your learning of the following objectives will be assessed on the first exam which is scheduled
for 9/20.
1.
Students should be familiar with the terminology and special notation of statistical
analysis.
The terminology consists of:
Statistical Terms
Measurement Terms
Research Terms
population
operational definition
correlational method
sample
nominal
experimental method
parameter
ordinal
independent variable
statistic
interval
dependent variable
descriptive statistics
ratio
nonexperimental method
inferential statistics
discrete variable
quasiindependent variable
sampling error
continuous variable
real limits
2.
Students should learn how statistical techniques fit into the general process of science.
3. Students should learn the notation, particularly summation notation, that will be used
throughout the rest of the book.
4.
Students should understand the concept of a frequency distribution as an organized display
showing where all of the individual scores are located on the scale of measurement.
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