APSY 1-28 - APSY210 1/28/08 4:00PM 5:30PM Altered Office...

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APSY210 1/28/08 4:00PM – 5:30PM Altered Office Hours Study: Does Paxil really alleviate depression? - 50 depressed ofrom CDPC are randomly recruitied for the study. - 25 are given Paxil for 6 weeks then are given depression inventory (BDI) - 25 are given a placebo for 6 weeks then are given depression inventory (BDI) What is the IV? Paxil What is the DV? Depression Experimental Group? Given paxil Control Group? Placebo Descriptive statistics: Used to summarize and describe a group of numbers: e.g. A sigle number or graph that summarizes a set of data (the arithmetic “average” {mean}) Inferential Statistics: Used to draw conclusions and make inferences that are ased on the data collected during a research study. Variables Values and Scores - Variable is a condition or characteristic that takes a different value (number or category) o Score is a particular person’s value on a variable e.g. score of 8 on shoe size or happy on a mood score. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course APSY 210 taught by Professor Pipitone during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.

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