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PSYCH540 / PSYCH 540 / Week 5 DQ

PSYCH540 / PSYCH 540 / Week 5 DQ

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• What are the three major steps in data analysis?
• What specific things would a researcher be looking for in each one of these steps?
• How are statistics and research design related?
• What are the three major steps in data analysis?
• What specific things would a researcher be looking for in each one of these steps?
• How are statistics and research design related?

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Week 5 DQ #1 Data Analysis

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What are the three major steps in data analysis? What specific things would a researcher be looking for in each one of these steps?

How are statistics and research design related?

According to Shaughnessy, et al. (2009), there are three major steps in data analysis. This includes knowing the data, summarizing the data, and validating what the data shows.

Also. or a treatment by collecting and incorporating relevant figures or statistics in the study to be able to make it more comprehensible. Step 3). Variables. After checking. Step 2). the preceding information must be confirmed to check what the information will show. Such data can either confirm or disprove the theory. the data can validate a theory. (2009) as it . In psychology. This step is based from the data summarized in the second step. Essentially. As a fact. In the second step. Basically. and general data collection. figures. The data summary must include the description of the statistical measures. they then can decide whether it must be encoded or not in the database system. al. psychologists depend on statistics to demonstrate probability as they cannot completely predict the outcome in any given situation. values. the researcher must concentrate on summarizing the gathered data. Researchers must check to ensure that gathered information is reliable or not. and scores are the three basic functions of statistics. statistics is used in research to understand human behavior.Step 1). it is necessary that the researcher must have a good knowledge of research design and statistics according to Shaughnessy et. model.

(2009). S.. Zechmeister. Research methods in .can prove beneficial when doing statistical analyses using computer programs. J. & Zechmeister. statistics is the basis of research and experiments.. J. In psychology. B. J. E. • Shaughnessy.

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