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# Pair up. One of you toss a coin 10 times. The other record on a small piece of paper how many times it comes up heads - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Pair up. One of you toss a coin 10 times. The other record on a small piece of paper how many times it comes up ‘heads’. When you have recorded 10 results, give the paper to me. Repeat until I ask you to stop. Today’s session.

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Today’s session on a small piece of paper how many times it comes up ‘heads’. When you have recorded 10 results, give the paper to me. Repeat until I ask you to stop.

Normal distribution curve graph below, what shape will we get?

Likely outcomes

Unlikely outcomes

• Does your partner have telekinetic powers? graph below, what shape will we get?

• Decide who will be the researcher and who will be the participant.

• Participant will use the power of their mind to will the coin to come up ‘heads’

Likely to be caused by chance

Significance up heads before we accept that the result was not just due to chance?

• In psychological research we judge the importance of results by comparing them with what is likely to happen by chance.

Significance card before choosing your number.

• The more consistent the difference between the two sets of numbers, the smaller the probability that the difference was caused by chance.

• However, we have to decide how unlikely a ‘chance result’ has to be before we will accept that the difference was caused by something else

Significance card before choosing your number.

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