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Psychology & Mental Health: Statistics

This guide was created to support the Psychology community at Seneca College. It showcases articles, documents, websites, and other resources of interest to the Psychology-based programs at Seneca.

Psychology Research

Psychology Research in Context (28:27)

Psychology Research in Context

This program clarifies selected principles of science by contextualizing them through easily comprehensible applications of psychological research. Divided into five sections, the video illustrates the hypothetical-deductive model of scientific reasoning via Piaget’s classic conservation experiment and Donaldson and McGarrigle’s challenge of it; the analysis of statistics involving scenarios in which a record producer considers signing a new band and a student carries out IQ testing; the use of graphs to present data from a study of romance ads; the concept of statistical significance through the conducting of memory tests; and data interpretation through a study measuring levels of aggression. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online. (28 minutes)

Statistics Streaming Video Series

This Annenberg series of 32 video modules introduces statistical topics in real-world context, visiting locations where people from all walks of life use statistics in their work. Starting with descriptive statistics, the course continues through probability and inference. Examples range from finding patterns in lightning strikes to examining possible genetic resistance to deadly Lassa fever in West Africa, to linking DDT to the decline of peregrine falcons. Scientist and researcher Pardis Sabeti hosts the series.

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What Is Statistics?; Stemplots; Histograms and Distributions; Boxplots; Fitting Lines to Data; The Question of Causation;  Census and Sampling; Samples and Surveys;  Random Variables; Binomial Distribution;  Sampling Distributions; Control Charts; Confidence Intervals; Tests of Significance; Small Sample Inference for One Mean; Comparing Two Means; Inference for Two-Way Tables; Inference for Regression; One-Way ANOVA; Measures of Center;  Standard Deviation; Normal Calculations; Checking Assumptions of Normality; Two-Way Tables ; 
Introduction to Probability; Inference for Proportions; Normal Curves; Scatterplots;  Correlation; Designing Experiments; Probability Models;  Against All Odds; Summary.

Statistics With Naomi Lowe

Behavioral Sciences Statistics 205

In this series, Professor Naomi Lowe discusses the branch of mathematics that focuses on the organization, analysis, and interpretation of a group of numbers. As she explains, even though statistics is a branch of mathematics, it is a field of study with applicability to almost any topic of interest.

Branches of Statistics; Z-Scores; Stastical Significance; Summarizing Data; Z-Scores and the Normal Curve; Hypothesis Testing; Hypothesis Testing With Means; Correlation and Regression; Chi-Square; Statistics With Naomi Lowe- Introduction; Central Tendency and Variability; T-Tests; Independent T-Tests; ANOVA; Randomization. 

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