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The Science of Psychology


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Conceptualizing a Research Study

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Why We Need Statistics

Levels of Measurement

Central Tendency and Variability

Inferential Statistics

Statistical Significance

Single Sample t-test

t-test for Dependent Means

t-test for Independent Means

One-way Analysis of Variance

Factorial Analysis of Variance

Repeated Measures Analysis of Variance




Scale Reliability

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Activity: Ways of Knowing There Is a Santa Claus

This assignment involves students analyzing a famous editorial about the existence of Santa Claus in terms in terms of different ways of knowing (e.g., intuition, authority, logic, and the scientific method).

Thinking Scientifically; Writing

Author: David B. Strohmetz

Monmouth University

Posted: Wednesday, May 5, 2010