Statistics Notes
Process of Social Research:
1) Specify research goasl 9research question)
2) Review the literature
3) Formulate he hypothesis
4) Measure and record (surveys, direct observations, experiments)
5) Analyze the data (thats us)
6) Invite scrut
Cross Tabular Analysis
Ex: Latino study where they asked individuals from latino descent how they felt about health
care, some felt they had low health care because of their race (7%) others said they did not
(37%).
Ex: CJ system
Ex: on the board: How hap
Computing the Mode
- Mode is the most frequently occurring score
- This is the least precise measure of central tendency
- When two values occur the same number of times Bimodal distribution.
Test: identify modal, bimodal, and ?
Wayne published stat most
Part II
igma Freud and Descriptive Statistics
- Measures of central tendency
- Computing the mean for a set of scores
- Computing the mode and median for a set of scores
- Selecting a measure of central tendency
Computing the Mean
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(x bar) is the mean v
Chapter 7
Null hypothesis what you found in sample is just a chance occurrence
Conformation bias have a perception that something works; researcher looks for evidence to
confirm
Difference between a sample and population
Hypothesis educated guess
Their ro