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PSYCH 625 Entire Course

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PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Basic Concepts in Statistics Worksheet

PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Reliability and Validity Matrix

PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week One

PSYCH 625 Week 2 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week Two

PSYCH 625 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Import Data Into IBM ® SPSS ® Software

PSYCH 625 Week 3 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week Three

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PSYCH 625 Week 1 DQs

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DQ 1: As we begin our venture into statistics, let's pause to examine the role of research in psychology. Psychology is the science of behavior. We think of psychology as counseling, introspection, learning, cognition, etc. How can these processes be the subject of research? How do we reconcile the discipline and rigor of good research with the ambiguity of human emotions and motivations? What is the role of research in psychology?

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PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Basic Concepts in Statistics Worksheet

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Complete the following questions. Be specific and provide examples when relevant.Cite any sources consistent with APA guidelines.

What are statistics and how are they used in the behavioral sciences? Your answer should be 100 to 200 words.

Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics. What information do they provide? What are their similarities and differences? Your answer should be 250 to 400 words.

What is a population? What is a sample? How are they similar and how are they different? When would you use one or the other? Your answer should be 250 to 400 words.

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PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Reliability and Validity Matrix

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For each of the tests of reliability and validity listed on the matrix, prepare a 50- to 100-word description of the test’s application. Describe what conditions these reliability types would be used for as well as when they would be inappropriate. Then, for each test, prepare a 50- to 100-word description of the strengths and a 50- to 100-word description of the weaknesses.

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PSYCH 625 Week 1 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week One

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Part A

Some questions in Part A require that you access data from Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics. This data is available on the student website under the Student Test Resources link.

1. By hand, compute the mean, median, and mode for the following set of 40 reading scores

2. Compute the means for the following set of scores saved as Ch. 2 Data Set 3 using IBM® SPSS® Print out a copy of the output.

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PSYCH 625 Week 2 DQs

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DQ 1: More and more, we are asked to document impact and to measure outcomes. We are asked to provide information about a variety of things through as many varieties of ways. When we go to stores and they ask us for a zip code or phone number. The list could go on and on. You text talks about descriptive statistics and suggests that they are used to make a group of numbers understandable in a research study. While that is certainly the case, we use descriptive statistics in a number of other ways.

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PSYCH 625 Week 2 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week Two

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Complete Parts A, B, and C below.

Part A

Some questions in Part A require that you access data from Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics. This data is available on the student website under the Student Text Resources link.

1. Why is a z score a standard score? Why can standard scores be used to compare scores from different distributions

2.For the following set of scores, fill in the cells. The mean is 70 and the standard deviation is 8

3. Questions 3a through 3d are based on a distribution of scores with and the standard deviation = 6.38. Draw a small picture to help you see what is required

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PSYCH 625 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Import Data Into IBM ® SPSS ® Software

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PSYCH 625 Week 3 DQs

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DQ 1: Please read the following article in your Electronic Readings, Null Hypothesis,

CLOSED THINKING: Without scientific competition and open debate, much psychology research goes nowhere

DQ 2: It is suggested that significance tests should be banned for two reasons, (1) that there is a tendency for researchers to accept the null hypothesis as true because the result is not significant and (2) significance is confused with a large effect size.

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PSYCH 625 Week 3 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week Three

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Complete both Part A and Part B below.

Part ASome questions in Part A require that you access data from Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics. This data is available on the student website under the Student Test Resources link.

1. For the following research questions, create one null hypothesis, one directional research hypothesis, and one nondirectional research hypothesis

What are the effects of attention on out-of-seat classroom behavior

What is the relationship between the quality of a marriage and the quality of the spouses’ relationships with their siblings

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PSYCH 625 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Hypothesis Testing Problem Worksheet

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Research in the University Library to find five empirical (those containing data) research articles. Select articles that are of interest to you and include the citations at the end of this document. Place the information for each one in the following tables:

Title of Article:

Question

Answer

What is the null hypothesis (implied or explicitly stated)?

What is the research hypothesis (implied or explicitly stated)?

Using the content in any of these articles, create another research hypothesis.

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PSYCH 625 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Descriptive Statistics

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PSYCH 625 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Descriptive Statistics

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PSYCH 625 Week 4 DQs

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WEEK 4:

DQ 1: What is a research question each of you would like to research?

What are independent and dependent variables?

What would your hypothesis be?

Using the decision tree on page 255 of Statistics for People Who (think they) Hate Statistics as a resource, identify which statistical test you would use to test your hypothesis.

Tell us why you selected that particular test.

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PSYCH 625 Week 4 Individual Assignment Time to Practice – Week Four

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Complete Parts A, B, and C below.

Part ASome questions in Part A require that you access data from Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics. This data is available on the student website under the Student Text Resources link.

1. Using the data in the file named Ch. 11 Data Set 2, test the research hypothesis at the .05 level of significance that boys raise their hands in class more often than girls. Do this practice problem by hand using a calculator. What is your conclusion regarding the research hypothesis? Remember to first decide whether this is a one- or two-tailed test

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PSYCH 625 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Comparing Means

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PSYCH 625 Week 5 DQs

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DQ 1: Thomas Bayes who was an English Clergyman in the early 18th century who is known for the Bayes' Theorem. The theorem suggests that science is about conducting research in order to adjust our preexisting beliefs in light of the evidence collected. Conclusions drawn from an experiment are always in the context of what we believed about the world before the experiment.

Others suggest that it is better not to make any assumptions about prior beliefs. (Aron, Aron & Coups, 2006)

Where do you weigh in on this debate? Do you think we do research in order to validate something we already believe to be true or false?

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PSYCH 625 Week 5 Individual Assignment Programmatic Assessment Time to Practice – Week Five

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Complete Parts A, B, and C below.Part A

Some questions in Part A require that you access data from Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics. This data is available on the student website under the Student Text Resources link.

1. Use the following data to answer Questions 1a and 1b

Compute the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient by hand and show all your work

Construct a scatterplot for these 10 values by hand. Based on the scatterplot, would you predict the correlation to be direct or indirect? Why

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PSYCH 625 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Correlations

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PSYCH 625 Week 6 DQs

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DQ 1: We have looked at a number of important statistical concepts over the past few weeks and there is value in considering how some of those concepts are employed to drive decisions that impact all of us and our families.

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PSYCH 625 Week 6 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Presentation

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PSYCH 625 Week 6 Learning Team Assignment Statistics Project Presentation

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