Welcome to the Psych 3-005 Show Prof. Amori Mikami TA Kathleen Schmidt 3-005 Statistics and You What do statistics mean to you? Ummmmmm? They?re a useful tool for getting by in my everyday life I am interested in the mathematical formulas and how they are derived Statistics and You How do you feel about taking this class? Dread, unadulterated loathing Will grit my teeth and get through it Wouldn?t be taking it if not required, but it should be fine Kind of intrigued, moderately interested OMG! The 3-005 Show is my new BFF! Statistics and You Course objectives Lecture MW 2-3:15 p.m. Review session M 6-7p.m. Lecture homework assignments Four midterms and one final Extra credit and I-clicker registration Labs starting next week Keep up and stay in touch with us! Vegan Wedding Pigs are the 4th smartest animal, smarter than cats and dogs Meateaters are five times more likely to have a heart attack than are vegans The meal today has saved 20 acres of trees from being cut down Psych majors? Suppose someone told you, ?psych majors are the 4th smartest major at Virginia? What else would you want to know about how the study was conducted? Smart? Score, IQ. Measurement. What majors compared to? Double Majors? How students counted. Representativeness? Psych majors? How sampled? Who was polled? How many people polled? Problems with small sample Replication? Retested across different years? What does test relate to? Validity! If not predictive of outcomes, what?s the point? Size of differences. Is really small meaningful? Which issue concerns you the most?
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