PSY 315 Week 4 Practice Problems Worksheet
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Chapter 7
 The table below shows ratings of various aspects of work and home life of 100 middleclass men in India who were fathers. Pick three rows of interest to you and explain the results to someone who is familiar with the mean, variance, and Z scores, but knows nothing else about statistics.
Chapter 8
 Barker and colleagues (2012) compared 61 parents fo children who had a serious mental illness (SMI) to 321 parents of children withour such an illness. The researchers examined the parents’ reported levels of stress, their levels of a hormone called cortisol (levels of this hormone provide an indication of chronic stress), and their use of several types of medication. The table below shows the results of the study. Focusing on the parents’ number of stressors (the first row of the table) and the parents’ use of medications for anxiety or depression (the last row in the table), explain these results to a person who knows about the t test for a single sample but is unfamiliar with the t test for independent means.
14. For each of the following studies, say whether you would use a t test for dependent means or a t test for independent means.
a. A researcher measures the heights of 40 university students who are the firstborn in their families and compares the 15 who come from large families to the 25 who come from smaller families.
b. A researcher tests performance on a math skills test of each of 250 individuals before and after they complete a oneday seminar on managing test anxiety.
c. A researcher compares the resting heart rate of 15 individuals who have been taking a particular drug to the resting heart rate of 48 other individuals who have not been taking the drug.
Chapter 9
 An experiment is conducted in which 60 participants each fill out a personality test, but not according to the way the participants see themselves. Instead, 15 are randomly assigned to fill it out according to the way they think theur mothers see them (that is, the way they think their mothers would fill it out to describe the participants); 15 as their fathers would fill it out for them; 15 as their best friends would fill it out for them; 15 as the professors they know best would fill it out for them. The main results appear in Table 917. Explain these results to a person who has never had a course in statistics.
24. Rosalie Friend (2001), and educational psychologist, compared three methods of teaching writing. Students were randomly assigned to three different experimental conditions involving different methods of writing a summary. At the end of the two days of instructions, participants wrote a summary. One of the ways it was scored was the percentage of specific details of information it included from the original material. Here is a selection from her article describing one of the findings:
The effect of summarization method on inclusion of important information was significant F(2, 144) = 4.1032, p < .019. The mean scores (with standard deviations in parantheses) were as follows: Argument Repetition, 59.6% (17.9); Generalization, 59.8% (15.2); and SelfReflection, 50.2% (18.0). (p.14)
a. Explain these results to a person who has never had a course in statistics.
b. Using the information in the preceding description, figure the effect size for the study.
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If anxiety and depression are correlated, what three possible directions of causality might explain this correlation?
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What is a correlation? What are the different types of correlation research? Why is it important to determine correlation? How is the strength of a correlation determined?
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1. Learning Team Assignment: Hypothesis Testing Paper
Resources: Assigned readings, ERRs, the Internet, and other sources
Select a research issue, problem, or opportunity in the field of psychology.
Obtain instructor appro..

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What is the theory underlying the ANOVA? Why is it important? What are the differences between a two sample ttest and ANOVA hypothesis testing? What is an example of a research idea that would need to be analyzed using an ANOVA?
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What is a tTest? How is the tTest different from what we learned last week? What is the normal distribution and how does it relate to the ttest? What is an example of a situation in which you would use a t Test for dependent means?
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What is the difference between null and alternative hypotheses statements in onetailed and twotailed tests? What are significance/alpha levels and how does using a one versus a two tailed test affect significance levels?
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What are some terms related to hypothesis testing with which you are already familiar? What are the five steps of hypothesis testing? Why do the null and alternative hypotheses have to be mutually exclusive?
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PSY 315 Week 2 Learning team assignment Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Paper andTeam Charter
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1. Learning Team Assignment:Descriptive and Inferential Statistics Paper & Team Charter: see Rubric in the Course MaterialsForum, Also post the team charter to the Assignments section with the completed assignment.
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How effective are the pie charts that often accompany a newspaper article in explaining the statistics being used in the article? Can you find an example of a pie chart?
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The median home price in your area has increased in the last 10 years, how does this differ from the mean home price in your area? How does this illustrate what the mean and median are?
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1. Individual Assignment: Research, Statistics, and Psychology Paper
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Prepare a 700 to 1,050word paper in which you examine the role of research and statistics in the field of psychology.
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What are descriptive statistics, and how might you use descriptive statistics in your personal life?
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What are the differences between quantitative and qualitative data? What are some examples of each?
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Provide a response to the following questions.
Note: Each team member should compute the following questions and submit them to the Learning Team forum. The team should then discuss each team member’s answers to ascertain the correct answer for each question. Once your team has ans..

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Resource: Instructor approved research issue, problem, or opportunity in the field of psychology
Prepare a 1,400 to 1,750word paper in which you formulate a hypothesis based on your selected research issue, problem, or opportunity.
Address the following:
Describe your selected r..

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Chapter 7
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Prepare a 7 to 10slide Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation with speaker notes, as a lesson to explain the null and alternative hypothesis and how to use a ztest to test the null hypothesis.
Provide an example to illustrate your lesson.
Include a minimum of 12 peer..

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Resource:Statistics for Psychology
Complete the Week Three Practice Problems Worksheet.
Click the assignment files tab to submit your assignment.
Note. Methods of computation may include the usage of Microsoft® Excel®, SPSS™, Lotus®, SAS®, Minitab®, or byh..

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Resource: Assigned journal article
Create a 7 to 10slide presentation with speaker notes examining the differences between descriptive and inferential statistics used in the journal article you were assigned.
Address the following items as they apply to the article:
Describe the..

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Resource:Statisticsfor Psychology
Complete the Week Two Practice Problems Worksheet.
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Resource:Statisticsfor Psychology
Complete the Week One Practice Problems Worksheet.
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Two boats, the Prada (Italy) and the Oracle (USA), are competing for a spot in the upcoming America’s Cup race. They race over a part of the course several times. The sample times in minutes for the Prada were as follows: 12.9, 12.5, 11.0, 13.3, 11.2, 11.4, 11.6, 12.3, 14.2, and 11.3. The sam..

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. On a standard measure of hearing ability, the mean is 300, and the standard deviation is 20. Provide the Z scores for persons whose raw scores are 340, 310, and 260. Provide the raw scores for persons whose Z scores on this test are 2.4, 1.5, and 4.5.
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Create a 12 to 15slide presentation using the information you gathered and submitted in Weeks 3 & 4. Include the following:
Describe the problem, and provide some brief background about the situation.
Explain the research hypothesis.
Descri..

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Analyze the data from Part 1 using Microsoft® Excel® software.
Write a 700 to 875word paper that includes the following information:
Describe what method you are using to compare groups.
Copy and paste the output into a Microsoft® Word document, and also answe..

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Select one of the following scenarios based on your particular field of interest in psychology:
Industrial/Organizational Psychology:
A few months ago, the upper management at a large corporation decided they wanted to make major changes in the organization. Lea..

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Provide a response to the following questions. Written responses should be at least 30 to 45 words each.
1. Explain and provide an example for each of the following types of variables:
a. &n..
