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Drawing Inferences from Statistical Data



Drawing Inferences from Statistical Data

Sandy MacRae

ISBN: 978-1-854-33116-8 April 1994 Wiley-Blackwell 70 Pages


Open Learning Units offer a very flexible approach to the teaching of psychology. They are designed to be more than sufficient for the purposes of A/S and A-Level psychology, and the applied emphasis will appeal to various vocational courses such as those offered by BTEC and also to mature students on Access courses.
Their primary use will be in the classroom with a tutor's guidance, but the interactive style makes them equally appropriate for the purposes of self-study. More advanced students might want to use the Units to learn at their own pace, and in all cases, the careful structure of the writing and the extensive use of Examples, Open Questions and Self-Assessment Questions make them ideal revision guides.
1. Making inferences about populations.

2. The Characteristics of significance tests.

3. Inferences from scores that occur in pairs.

4. Inferences from scores that are not in pairs.

5. Interpreting the frequencies of categories in a single sample.

6. Interpreting the frequencies of categories in two or more samples.

7. Summary of the statistical methods in this unit.


Answers to self-assessment questions.

Answers to 'something to try' activities