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Social Science Final

vocab for SSR final

TermDefinition
Statistics type of math that lets people organize data and get information from it
Descriptive Annalysis when the data is written out in a way to help the researcher understand it better
Frequency Distribution when the data is arranged to show how often something happens
Normal Curve a graph the is high in the middle and lowers out on both sides; shows normal distribution
Central Tendency number that describes something about the average of the data
Variance a number that shows how far apart or spread out the data is
Standard Deviation variance that shows the average distance of all the data points from the mean
Correlation Coefficient what the relationship is, and how strong it is, between two variable
Inferential Statistics used to show that the results can support the hypothesis, or whether they just happened by chance
Case Study study in which the researcher studies or or more people extensively
Cross-Sectional Study any study where the subjects are divided up and tested by age group
Correlation whether or not two variables affect each other
Control Group the group of subjects who don't receive the treatment
Experimental Group the group of subjects who do receive the independent variable
Hypothesis what is presumed about the affect of the independent variable on the dependent before the study occurs
Longitudinal Study study in which the researcher looks at the same people at different times of years to observe change
Sample the group of people the researcher studies that is meant to represent the population as a whole
Survey data collection method where the subjects are directly asked questions, either in a questionnaire or interview.
Variables conditions/ behaviors that may change during the study
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