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Lecture 2 Summary.
Instructor:  Jeremy Jackson   |    Jan 4, 2017

Location:    NW 3412    |   Blackboard
William Shakespere: "Listen to many, speak to a few"

 

Introduction to SPSS and XLSTAT

MS Excel, basic concepts and functionality

XLSTAT

SPSS, basic concepts and functionality - data structure, output files, batch syntax files.

 

Basic Concepts in Research Design

Random assignment, subject variables

Isolation

Causation

Replication

 

Logic of Hypothesis Testing

Purpose of hypothesis testing

Steps: State null, state criterion for rejection of null, collect data relevant to null, calculate probability of observed result if null is true, make a decision.

Decision error, probabilities of decision error

Fisher vs Neymann-Pearson

 

Estimation

Hypothesis testing vs estimation

Purpose of estimation

Confidence intervals around estimate

Estimation vs prediction

 

Data Analysis

Data analysis vs hypothesis testing and estimation

Purpose of estimation

Confidence intervals around estimate

Estimation vs prediction

 

 

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