By Sheldon, Ph.D. Zedeck
Information is the sector of data fascinated by facts assortment, information research, and knowledge interpretation and presentation. technique includes the numerous and sundry dependent ways that learn is performed -- answering the elemental query: How does the researcher successfully assemble info for specific purposes?
Both are middle themes underlying the self-discipline of psychology and the opposite social, actual, and scientific sciences. additionally, a easy realizing of the language of data and study equipment is needed for any severe scholar, scientist, and practitioner in those fields.
The APA Dictionary of records and study Methods is a centred reference source that explores the lexicon of those profoundly interrelated parts. It provides
- Over 4,000 entries providing transparent and authoritative definitions;
- Balanced insurance in such middle components as learn making plans and layout, psychometrics, quantitative and qualitative measurements, and knowledge research;
- Hundreds of incisive cross-references that deepen the user's realizing of similar themes;
- More than a hundred illustrations of a few of the typical and unusual information demonstrate equipment;
- A quickly consultant to take advantage of that explains stylistic and formal gains at a look; and
- Appendixes directory universal abbreviations and statistical symbols
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Extra info for APA Dictionary of Statistics and Research Methods
Lett's test. [Maurice Stevenson Bartlett; George E. P. Box (1919- ), Brifish statisbar g r a p h a graph in which bars of varying height with spaces between tician] Bayes estimator Bartlett test of sphericity a method basement effect see FLOOR EFFECT. often used in FACTOR ANALYSIS or PRINbase rate the naturally occurring freCIPAL COMPONENTS ANALYSIS to deterquency of a phenomenon in a populamine whether variables in a population tion. An example is the percentage of are unrelated. Specifically, the test is used students at a particular college with to assess whether a population CORRELAmajor depressive disorder.
See SKEWNESS. Compare S Y M ate theoretically derived competing M E T R I C A L DISTRIBUTION. distributions such as the N U L L DISTRIBUT I O N and the A L T E R N A T I V E HYPOTHESIS a s y m m e t r i c a l test 1. any of various DISTRIBUTION. statistical methods used to evaluate an entity whose range of values is not as- a s y m p t o t i c m e t h o d any statistical sumed to be uniformly arranged about a procedure for esfimating a population 15 ATI quantity that becomes more accurate as with an experimental manipulation or intervention.
Carl leaf). Box-Cox transformation showing a UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION are changed to conform to a NORMAL DISID TRIBUTION. The Box-Miiller transformation commonly is used in the computer generation of data. [George E. P. Box; Mervin E. Muller, computer scientist] 500 O •o in o o Box-Pierce test a method for evaluating the assiimption that scores in a TIME SERIES are unrelated. More specifically, it uses an AUTOREGRESSIVE INTEGRATED MOVING-AVERAGE MODEL to determine whether there is any AUTOCORRELATION among the RESIDUALS of the observations.