Hypothesis Testing Presentation

Slide 2 Notes The research topic that will be addressed is of a hypothetical nature and therefore the data is also largely hypothetical. With that in mind, the comparison distribution is a distribution of means of the 44 pre-k classes in a particular school district. For the past year the school district has kept records... Continue Reading →

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Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

Statistics are widely used when conducting research, and the field of psychology is no exception. Statistics are used in psychology for all research and has made categorizing disorders possible. Statistics have helped accomplish a number of feats and they are important for a variety of reasons. The purpose of this paper is to describe the... Continue Reading →

The Five Steps of Hypothesis Testing

List the five steps of hypothesis testing and explain the procedure and logic of each. a. Restate the question as a research hypothesis and a null hypothesis about the population: Population 1 is the population that represents the general population, or at least the general population concerned with the area that the researcher is studying.... Continue Reading →

Research, Statistics, and Psychology

The scientific method is the instrument by which humanity is able to overcome the chains of subjectivism, turn from the shadows of pattern and prediction, and face the blinding light of causality. As to psychology, the scientific method is the main avenue through which research concerning cognition, behavior, and mental functionality is carried out; and... Continue Reading →

How Would You Define Research?

How would you define research? How can research help your organization save money? How do statistics relate to research? At the onset of this class, with only reading the first chapter of the textbook, I would describe research as a systematic approach to the predication of future events in light of reproducible, measurable experimentation. My... Continue Reading →

Research Methods: Advantages and Disadvantages

List the advantages and disadvantages of the following research methods: Research Method Advantages Disadvantages Case Study Case studies provide rich detail that can be used to determine complex psychological problems. Case studies can also be used as tentative support for a theory or even as a challenge to a theory’s assumptions. Case studies offer a... Continue Reading →

Fostering Commitment to Overcome Adversity

Commitment does not come easy; it takes hard work and a desire to overcome adversity. Whether that commitment is to a person, a goal, or an activity, it has to be nurtured and re-examined periodically. Psychological research suggests specific steps to nurture commitment. Describe how the suggestions for fostering commitment listed in your text can... Continue Reading →

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