a number multiplied by itself
standard deviation (s)
measure of variation that approximates the average distance to the mean for a set of scores. the square
root of the variance.
the standard deviation of a sampling distribution
an unsigned value
the experimental hypothesis that a difference or relationship exists
approaching, but not touching, the axis
an approximation for a parameter that contains systematic error s
correlation (r or roe)
an indicator of bivariate linear relationship that gives the direction and strength of the relationship
an indicator of bivariate relationship that gives the direction of the relationship.
degrees of freedom
the number of
a level of measurement that characterizes non-numeric information with values that can be ranked
samples in which a non-arbitrary one-to-one matching or members is possible
a property of a population
techniques for testing hypotheses about populations on the basis of simple information
a whole number, one with no fractional part
the calculation of a number that is between two specified limits
What are the steps of the scientific method?
pose a question, develop a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, draw conclusions, report the results
Why is study replication so important?
because a hypothesis is more believable if it has been replicated
What are cross-sectional and longitudinal studies? How do they differ?
cross sectional - cohort. longitudinal - attrition, collecting data repeatedly on the same individuals as
What is a correlation? Be able to interpret a correlation, including
How large is the typical newborn?
7.5 lbs, 20 inches
What is head-sparing?
the biological mechanism that protects the brain when the body is malnourished
What is the last part of the brain to mature?
What is shaken baby syndrome? What ca
What is the usual order of the development of spoken language?
reflexes, cooing, babbling, spoken words
What is cooing? Babbling? Holophrasing?
cooing (vowels) babbling (uses consonants ba-ba-ba) holophrasing (single word for a sentence)
What is child-dir
What are X linked conditions? Which is most common?
x linked conditions are most common in boys. color blindness is very common.
Once genetic counseling has taken place, who makes decisions about the
couple going forward with trying to conceive?
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