PSY 315 Complete Class
Product DescriptionPSY 315 (Statistical Reasoning in Psychology )Complete Class Week 1PSY 315 Week 1 Research Statistics and Psychology PaperResources: Assigned readings, ERRs, the Internet, and other sourcesPrepare a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the role of research and statistics in the field of psychology.Address the following items thoroughly:
- Define research and the scientific method (include an explanation of all five steps).
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of primary and secondary data.
- Explain the role of statistics in research. (Keep the focus within the field of psychology).
- How would you define research? How do statistics relate to research? How can research help your organization save money?
- What are some of the differences between primary and secondary data? Why should you use both primary and secondary data in research? What are some disadvantages of using secondary sources to make decisions?
- How effective are the pie charts that often accompany a newspaper article in explaining the statistics being used in the article?
- When might coefficient of variation be a better measure of dispersion than variance?
- What is the five-step process for hypothesis testing? Is the order important? Why or why not? Why do alphas differ among industries (businesses)? How do ethics affect your chosen level of significance? Can you not reject and reject the null hypothesis? Why or why not?
- What are some terms related to hypothesis testing that you are already familiar with? Why does a null and alternative hypothesis have to be mutually exclusive?
- What is the theory underlying ANOVA? Why is it important? What is the significance of the size SSE in relation to SSA
- In ANOVA, what does F=1 mean? What are the differences between a two sample t-test and ANOVA hypothesis testing? When would you use ANOVA at your place of employment, in your education, or in politics?
- What is a scatter diagram? What are the steps that need to be taken in order to create a scatter diagram?
- What is the logic behind using the sum of the products of deviation scores as the numerator of the formula for the correlation coefficient? Is this logic sound? Why or why not?
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