Basic Concept in Statistics, psychology assignment help

Basic Concepts in Statistics

Complete the following questions. Be specific and provide examples when relevant.

Cite any sources consistent with APA guidelines.



What are statistics and how are they used in the behavioral sciences? Your answer should be 100 to 175 words.

Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics. What information do they provide? What are their similarities and differences? Your answer should be 175 to 350 words.

What is a population? What is a sample? How are they similar and how are they different? When would you use one or the other? Your answer should be 175 to 350 words.

Complete the following problem:

Go to the library and find a journal article in your area of interest that contains empirical data, but does not contain any visual representation of the data. Use the data to create a chart. Specify what type of chart you are creating, and why you chose the one you did. You can create the chart manually or using IBM® SPSS® software or a Microsoft® Excel® document. The chart may be pasted into this document or submitted as an attachment with this document.

From Salkind (2011), Copyright © 2011 Pearson Education. All Rights Reserved. Adapted with permission.