Advanced Statistical Methods in Psychology
Course Intro
01:830:400 Fall 2016
Course Introduction
Course Objectives
Get a useful background to common techniques, data structures,
visualizations used in statistics, along with the tools necessary to
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Research Design & Data Collection:
The Basics
01:830:400 Fall 2016
Research & Data Basics
Review of Basic Terminology
A variable is a is a thing (a concept, property, etc.) that:
we can name and either qualify (by assigning sub-names or adjectives) or
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Describing and Visualizing Data (EDA)
01:830:400 Fall 2016
Descriptive Stats & EDA
Data Exploration & Visualization Steps
Compute numerical summaries of the data
(e.g., summary or table, etc. in R)
Plot the data in the most obvious ways
Examine the da
Probability & Random Variables
01:830:400 Fall 2016
Probability
Probability
Probability theory is the branch of math that deals with random
events, processes, and variables
What does randomness mean to you?
How would you define probability in your own w
Parameter Estimation, Sampling
Distributions & Hypothesis Testing
Estimation and CLT
Parameter Estimation & Hypothesis Testing
In doing research, we are usually interested in some feature of a
population distribution (which can be described using populati
Distributions of Random Variables
01:830:400 Fall 2016
Distributions
Distributions of Random Variables
In the last lecture we defined random variables, mutually
exclusive outcomes, and the exhaustive set
We also briefly defined probability distributions