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Lab 1
Name(s):
The following lab is to give you a chance to generate your own graphs and statistics using software.
Paste your graphs and statistics on this word document, use these graphs and statistics to answer a few questions, and then
submit
CHAPTER 5
Ice Cream and Crime: Computing Correlation Coefficients
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 5. This activity may be
CHAPTER 11
t(ea) for Two: Tests Between the Means of Different Groups
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword (see separate .pdf files) may be used to initiate class discussion and/or
review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 11. This activity may be
CHAPTER 10
Only the Lonely
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Ask students to locate a journal article in which a Z-test is conducted. What does
the z-test reveal about the sample studied?
2. Using the previously selected dictionary words, ask students to compare the
le
CHAPTER 20
The Ten Best Internet Sites for Statistical Stuff
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Using the online HyperStat tutorial, ask students to select one lesson that is similar to one
of the topics covered in the textbook. Once students complete the tutorial, ask
CHAPTER 3
Vive La Diffrence: Understanding Variability
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 3. This activity may be
whole group
CHAPTER 18
Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handout) be used to initiate class discussion and/or
review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 18. This activit
CHAPTER 2
Means to an End: Computing and Understanding Averages
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 2. This activity may be
wh
CHAPTER 7
Hypotheticals and You: Testing Your Questions
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 7. This activity may be
whole grou
CHAPTER 12
T(ea) For Two (Again): Tests Between the Means of Related Groups
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. You may choose to have students work in the computer lab again for this lecture,
allowing them to have hands-on experience using SPSS. In addition, students ca
CHAPTER 8
Are Your Curves Normal? Probability and Why It Counts
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate .pdf files) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 8. This activity may be
CHAPTER 14
Two Too Many Factors: Factorial Analysis of Variance
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Provide students with output from a factorial ANOVA you have run, and ask them to
interpret both the main effects and the interaction effects. It is important for students
CHAPTER 6
Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 6. Thi
CHAPTER 21
The Ten Commandments of Data Collection
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Using the Ten Commandments of Data Collection as a guide, ask students to write a
mock research plan. Students will need to come up with a research question of interest,
identify the m
CHAPTER 4
A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 4. This activity may be
whole group,
CHAPTER 16
Predicting Wholl Win the Super Bowl: Using Linear Regression
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 16. This activity
CHAPTER 17
What to Do When Youre Not Normal: Chi-Square and Some Other Nonparametric Tests
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter
CHAPTER 15
Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Ask students to explain the coefficient of determination and the coefficient of alienation
(this is a review from Chapter 5). What do thes
CHAPTER 19
A Statistical Software Sampler
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. Ask students to work in pairs and select two statistical packages (not freeware from the
Web) that they may want to consider purchasing. Have them put together a list of pros
and cons about eac
CHAPTER 1
Statistics or Sadistics? Its Up to You
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 1. This activity may be
whole group, or s
CHAPTER 9
Significantly Significant: What It Means for You and Me
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1.
The crossword puzzle (see separate .pdf files) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 9. This activity may b
CHAPTER 13
Two Groups Too Many? Try Analysis of Variance
CLASS ACTIVITIES
1. The crossword puzzle (see separate handouts) may be used to initiate class discussion
and/or review key vocabulary to be used throughout Chapter 13. This activity may be
whole gr
CHAPTER 21
The Ten Commandments of Data Collection
OVERVIEW
The final chapter is a very important one, indeed. Students should always be aware that the
process of data collection is very important and that there are specific procedures that should be
foll
CHAPTER 19
A Statistical Software Sampler
OVERVIEW
This chapter provides students with a valuable resource of difference statistical software
available through various Web sites. Although some of the sites included in this chapter do have
costs associated
CHAPTER 20
The Ten Best Internet Sites for Statistics Stuff
OVERVIEW
This chapter provides students with another valuable resource: the authors list of the 10 best
Internet sites for statistics information. These include websites for obtaining information
CHAPTER 6
Just the Truth: An Introduction to Understanding Reliability and Validity
OVERVIEW
Chapter 6 introduces students to the concepts of measurement reliability and validity. Four types
of reliability estimates are discussed: stability, equivalence,
CHAPTER 15
Cousins or Just Good Friends? Testing Relationships Using the Correlation Coefficient
OVERVIEW
This chapter extends the discussion from Chapter 5, which introduced the correlation coefficient,
by now testing the correlation for significance. In
CHAPTER 10
Only the Lonely: The One-Sample Z-Test
OVERVIEW
This chapter introduces students to the use of the One Sample Z-Test to examine
differences between one sample and a population. Students learn how to compute the
observed z value and interpret th
CHAPTER 18
Some Other (Important) Statistical Procedures You Should Know About
OVERVIEW
Chapter 18 provides students with a brief introduction to more advanced statistical procedures
such as MANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple regression, path analysis, EFA, and SEM
CHAPTER 4
A Picture Really Is Worth a Thousand Words
OVERVIEW
This chapter examines frequency distributions including the histogram, tallyho method,
frequency polygon, and cumulative frequency distribution. Additionally, the text reviews the
four ways dis