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EPSY 5601 Honors Midterm Study Guide

EPSY 5601 Honors Section: Study Guide for the First Test
Bring a laptop to take the test

Correlation (10 points)
Use Excel to calculate Pearson’s r
Understand the strength and direction of a correlation
Interpret scatterplots
Write null, alternative, and research answer (like homework)
Determine statistical significance and correlation coefficients from a correlation table

Ethics (3 points)
Understand informed consent and when it is required
Understand rules governing deception

Instrument Reliability (4 points)
Use Excel to calculate test-retest and equivalent form reliability
Use Del’s Reliability Calculator to calculate KR-20, KR-21, Cronbach’s alpha, and Spearman-Brown (Split-Half) internal consistency reliabilities
Understand the difference between each of the above reliabilities and when to use each

Instrument Validity (3 points)
Identify situations where each of the following types of instrument validity is most important: Content (Face), Predictive Criterion-Related, and Concurrent Criterion Related

Single Subject Design (4 points)
Interpret a single subject design graph and its components
Understand the various single subject designs (e.g.. ABA)

Historical Research (2 points)
Differentiate between primary and secondary sources
Differentiate between internal and external criticism

Measurement Scales (2 points)
Identify nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio measurement scales

Research Designs (2 points)
Given a study description, identify which of the following research designs was used: Correlational, Historical, Qualitative, Single Subject, Action, and Content Analysis Design

Variables (2 points)
Identify Independent and Dependent Variables

Experimental Research Design (4 points)
R X O Symbols
Threats to Internal Validity
Relationship between Internal and External Validity
Types of Quasi-Experimental Research (Match-Only, Counterbalanced, Time-Series)