1.5 Statistics

1.5 Statistical Analysis in Psychology- Skill: Analyze and interpret quantitative data.

  • Apply basic descriptive statistical concepts, including interpreting and constructing graphs and calculating simple descriptive statistics.
  • Distinguish the purposes of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

Learning Target

1.L Apply basic descriptive statistical concepts, including interpreting and constructing graphs and calculating simple descriptive statistics.

1.M Distinguish the purposes of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.


1.L.1 Measures of central tendency

1.L.2 Variation (range, standard deviation)

1.L.3 Correlation coefficient

1.L.4 Frequency distribution (normal, bimodal, positive skew, negative skew)

Learning Target

1.N Identify how ethical issues inform and constrain research practices

1.O Describe how ethical and legal guidelines protect research participants and promote sound ethical practice.


1.O.1 Those provided by the American Psychological Association

1.O.2 Federal regulations

1.O.3 Local Institutional Review Board (IRB)

1.O.4 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)