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by
the
 data
we
feed
them!
 Sta)s)cal
test
 Research
 ques)on
 Data!
 Experimental
 design
 Our
sta)s)cal
tests
are
limited
by
the
 data
we
feed
them!
 Sta)s)cal
test
 Research
 ques)on
 Data!
 Experimental
 design
 No
amount
of
sta)s)cal
 wizardry
can
make
up
for
a
 poor
experimental
design!
 Jan
16

Thinking
like
a
scien)st
 Jan
21,
23

Variable
types,
measurement
scales,
Validity
 Jan
28,
30

Descrip)ve
methods
 Feb
4,
6


Measures
of
central
tendency,
variability
 Feb
11,
13
Ideas,
Ethics
 Psychologists
are
scien$sts
 Areas
of
psychological
research
 •  •  •  •  •  Psychotherapy
 Cogni$on
 Development
 Social
psychology
 Psychobiology
(neuroscience)
 Psychotherapy
 •  Psychologists
also
conduct
research
that
 evaluates
the
efficacy
of
psychotherapy
 •  Important
to
know
what
works,
and
what
 doesn’t
 Cogni$on
 •  Psychologists
who
study
cogni$on
are
 generally
interested
in
how
humans
process,
 store,
and
retrieve
informa$on
 Development
 •  Psychologists
in
this
area
focus
on
the
 physical,
social,
and
cogni$ve
development
of
 humans
 •  E.g.,
research
focused
on
prenatal
 development
 Social
psychology
 •  Research
in
this
area
ojen
combines
 psychology
and
sociology
 •  Ojen
asks:

how
do
humans
interact
with
one
 another?

How
do
we
affect
one
another?
 Psychobiology
(Neuroscience)
 •  U...
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