Vocab


Day 1: Measurement

  • constant vs variable
  • construct
  • convenient pool
  • continuous vs discrete
  • criteria vs predictors
  • CUSSIT
  • dependent vs independent variable
  • descriptive vs inferential statistics
  • dichotomous
  • hypothesis
  • interval scale
  • intervening variable
  • levels of measurement
  • model vs theory
  • moderator variable
  • nominal scale
  • operational definition
  • ordinal scale
  • population vs sample
  • population of interest
  • random sampling
  • random selection
  • ratio
  • stratification
  • suppressor variable
  • testable hypothesis

 

Day 2: Central Tendency

  • a theoretical
  • average
  • bell-shaped curve
  • bimodal distribution
  • case notes; case study
  • central tendency
  • data matrix
  • frequency distribution
  • histogram
  • interval scale
  • mean
  • median
  • mode
  • N
  • N = 1 experiment
  • naturalistic observation
  • negatively skewed distribution
  • nominal scale
  • normal curve
  • observer effect
  • ordinal scale
  • outlying score
  • positively skewed distribution
  • ratio scale
  • replication
  • self-report
  • skewed distribution
  • Skinner box
  • X
  • SX

 

Day 3: Dispersion

  • intervening variable
  • levels of measurement
  • model vs theory
  • moderator variable
  • nominal scale
  • operational definition
  • ordinal scale
  • population vs sample
  • population of interest
  • random sampling
  • random selection
  • ratio
  • stratification
  • suppressor variable
  • testable hypothesis

 

Day 4: z-scores

  • baseline
  • checklist
  • cutoff score
  • grade equivalent
  • linear transformation
  • magnitude
  • normalized distribution
  • percentile
  • sign
  • standardized distribution
  • standardized score
  • z-score

 

Day 5: Correlation

  • coefficient of determination
  • coefficient of nondetermination
  • correlation
  • correlation coefficient
  • df
  • linear
  • magnitude
  • monotonic
  • negative correlation
  • parallel forms
  • Pearson r
  • phi
  • point-biserial
  • positive correlation
  • r
  • r2
  • reliability
  • scatterplot
  • sign
  • significance
  • split half
  • test-retest
  • validity

 

 

Day 6: Regression

  • a
  • b
  • egression line:
  • extrapolation
  • intercept
  • interpolation
  • regression
  • slope
  • standard error of estimate (see)
  • straight line
  • time series
  • X predicting Y
  • Y predicting X

 

 

Day 7: Probability 

  • alpha level
  • Analysis of Regression (ANOR)
  • checklist
  • criterion reference testing
  • critical values of F
  • df
  • F
  • k
  • k-1
  • mean squares
  • mean squareserror
  • mean squaresregression
  • N-1
  • N-k
  • partitioning
  • Type I error
  • Type II error

 

 

Day 8: Independent t-test 

  • 1-tailed test
  • 2-tailed test
  • correlated t-test
  • critical value
  • df
  • estimation
  • hypothesis testing
  • independent t-test

 

 

Day 9: One-Way ANOVA

  • 1-Way ANOVA
  • ANOVA
  • confounded
  • controls
  • F
  • mean squares
  • msbetween
  • mswithin
  • repeated measures design
  • SS within
  • SSbetween
  • SStotal
  • within-subjects design

 

Day 10: Advanced Procedures

  • 2×3
  • causal modeling
  • cell
  • continuous predictor
  • dependent variable
  • discrete predictor
  • factorial ANOVA
  • independent variable
  • interaction
  • main effect
  • MANOVA
  • modeling
  • Multiple Regression
  • multivariate
  • multivariate analysis
  • n
  • N
  • two by three