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Paper 4.2-Statistics in Psychology

Unit

Content

Time (Hours)

Domain

I Introduction to Statistics in Psychology

Meaning, scope and purpose; population and sample

Types of statistics – descriptive, inferential

Representation of data – frequency distributions, percentiles, graphs

Sampling methods

Data entry in Software

13

4

2

7

 

Must know

 Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

II Measures of Central Tendency and Standard Normal distribution

Mean, median, mode

Properties of normal curve; skewness and kurtosis, normal distribution

Variability – range, variance, standard deviation 

Applications of Normal Distribution

Binomial distributions

13

 

5

3

5

 

 

Must know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

III Inferential Statistics

Purpose, techniques; standard error, confidence intervals; t-test

Type I and Type II errors; Hypothesis testing

Correlation-Coefficient  – Pearson, Spearman

Non-Parametric Statistics

Using computer programs to perform t- test

14

5

4

5

 

 

Must know

  

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know

 

Syllabus Books:

 

  1. Kothari, C.R. (2004). Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques. New Age International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
  2. Garrett, P. (1968).Statistics in Psychology and Education.

 

Reference Books:

  1. Michael Cowles. (2001). Statistics in Psychology: An Historical Perspective.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. P. Bakeman. (1992). Understanding Social Science Statistics: A Spreadsheet Approach.Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1992
  3. J. Reichmann. (1961). Use and Abuse of Statistics.Oxford University Press.
  4. Kault. (2003). Statistics with Common Sense.Greenwood Press, 2003
  5. S. Everitt. (2001). Statistics for Psychologists: An Intermediate Course. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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