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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.

Click here to visit Seneca Libraries Data & Statistics Guide

Or view one of the video series below explaining statistics.

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)

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Statistics Streaming Video Series

Against All Odds: Inside Statistics

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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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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.

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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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