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EPSY 5601 Summer First Test Study Guide

EPSY 5601: Study Guide for the First Test

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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)
Interpret data presented on 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)

Qualitative Research (3 points)
Apply the following terms: key informant, member check, peer debriefing, gate keeper, data saturation, audit check, triangulation, snowballing, grand tour questions, and rich-thick descriptions

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