You will need to use Excel to calculate mean, mode, median, and standard deviation. You will also need the t test spreadsheet, the reliability spreadsheet, and the Area Under the Normal Curve Calculator)

34 questions / 39 raw points possible (before adjustment…this test will count as 21% of your final grade)

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

Internal and External Validity 
Understand the relationship between internal and external validity and generalization
Identify threats to internal and external validity

Group Comparison Designs 
Identify R O X O designs
Know the difference between true experimental, quasi-experimental (match-only, counterbalanced, and time-series), and causal-comparative (ex post facto) study designs

Independent and Dependent Variables

Normal Curve and Standardized Scores 
Calculate the mean, mode, median, and standard deviation (sample and population) using Excel
Calculate standardized scores (and IQ)
Understand the characteristics of the normal curve
Calculate the area under the normal curve (use Area Under the Normal Curve website)

Write the null, alternative, and research answer for a test
Run a test and know whether to read the equal or unequal variance t test
Understand how mean differences, standard deviations, and sample sizes influence p
Identify independent and dependent variables
Interpret the results of a mean table for a t test

Types of Stats 
Identify paired t test, independent t test, chi-square, ANOVA, and correlation test results.
Recognize HLM and SEM models
Identify parameters, latent variables, and observed variables in a  structural equation model

Honors Thesis
Identify Chapter 1- Statement of the Problem; Chapter 2-  Background or Review of Literature; Chapter 3- Methodology; Chapter 4- Results; and Chapter 5- Discussion and Limitations