## PSY 520 Topic 3 Probability Project Assignment

Use the following information to complete the assignment. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

There are many misconceptions about probability which may include the following.

- All events are equally likely
- Later events may be affected by or compensate for earlier ones
- When determining probability from statistical data, sample size is irrelevant
- Results of games of skill are unaffected by the nature of the participants
- “LuckyUnlucky” numbers can influence random events
- In random event involving selection, results are dependent on number rather than rations
- If events are random then the results of a series of independent events are equally likely

The following statements are all incorrect. Explain the statements and the errors fully using the probability rules discussed in topic two.

- I have flipped an unbiased coin three times and got heads, it is more likely to get tails the next time I flip it.
- The Rovers play Mustangs. The Rovers can win, lose, or draw, so the probability that they win is 13.
- I roll two dice and add the results. The probability of getting a total of 6 is 112 because there are 12 different possibilities and 6 is one of them.
- Mr. Purple has to have a major operation. 90% of the people who have this operation make a complete recovery. There is a 90% chance that Mr. Purple will make a complete recovery if he has this operation.
- I flip two coins. The probability of getting heads and tails is 13 because I can get Heads and Heads, Heads and Tails, or Tails and Tails.
- 13 is an unlucky number so you are less likely to win raffles with ticket number 13 than with a different dumber.

### PSY 520 Week 3 Exercise

Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary.

- Chapter 6, numbers 6.7, 6.10, and 6.11
- Chapter 7, numbers 7.8, 7.10, and 7.13

### PSY 520 Week 4 Exercise

Details: Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor.

Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary.

- Chapter 9, numbers 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, 9.13, and 9.14
- Chapter 10, numbers 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12
- Chapter 11, numbers 11.11, 11.19, and 11.20
- Chapter 12, numbers 12.7, 12.8, and 12.10

### Week 5 Exercise

Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary.

- Chapter 13, numbers 13.6, 13.8, 13.9, and 13.10
- Chapter 14, numbers 14.11, 14.12, and 14.14
- Chapter 15, numbers 15.7, 15.8, 15.10 and 15.14

### PSY 520 Week 5 Correlation and Regression

#### Details:

Use the attached document “Correlation and Regression” to complete the assignment. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies 3.1 Interpret psychological phenomena using scientific reasoning.

### PSY 520 Topic 5 Benchmark – Correlation and Regression Project

Use the following information to complete the questions below. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

- Select at least three variables that you believe have a linear relationship. Specify which variable is dependent and which are independent.
- Collect the data for these variables and describe your data collection technique and why it was appropriate as well as why the sample size was best.
- Submit the data collected by submitting the SPSS data file with your submission.
- Find the Correlation coefficient for each of the possible pairings of dependent and independent variables and describe the relationship in terms of strength and direction.
- Find a linear model of the relationship between the three (or more) variables of interest.
- Explain the validity of the model.

### Week 6 Exercise

Complete the following exercises located at the end of each chapter and put them into a Word document to be submitted as directed by the instructor. Show all relevant work; use the equation editor in Microsoft Word when necessary.

- Chapter 16, numbers 16.9, 16.10, 16.12 and 16.14
- Chapter 17, numbers 17.6, 17.7, and 17.8
- Chapter 18, numbers 18.8, 18.11, and 18.12

### Week 7 Exercise

- Chapter 19, numbers 19.9, 19.10, 19.13, 19.14, and 19.16
- Chapter 20, numbers 20.5, 20.6, 20.7, and 20.10

### Topic 7 MANOVA Project

#### Directions

Use the following information to complete the assignment. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

A researcher randomly assigns 33 subjects to one of three groups.

- Group 1 receives technical dietary information interactively from an on-line website.
- Group 2 receives the same information from a nurse practitioner, while
- Group 3 receives the information from a video tape made by the same nurse practitioner.

The researcher looked at three different ratings of the presentation; difficulty, usefulness, and importance to determine if there is a difference in the modes of presentation. In particular, the researcher is interested in whether the interactive website is superior because That is the most cost-effective way of delivering the information.

### PSY 520 Week 8 Discussion 1

To determine whether a new sleeping pill has an effect that varies with dosage, a researcher randomly assigns adult insomniacs, in equal numbers, to receive either 4 or 8 grams of the sleeping pill. The amount of sleeping time is measured for each subject during an 8-hour period after the administration of the dosage. What type of design is this, and what type of statistic is needed to analyze the data?

### PSY 520 Week 8 Discussion 2

Dr. Bill Board designs a 2 X 2 between-subjects factorial design, where Factor A is word frequency (low or high) and Factor B is category cues (no queues or cues). Assume that the data are intervals. What type of statistic is needed to analyze the data?

### Week 8 Research Question Project

#### Details:

In 1,250-1,500 words, answer the following questions about possible research options.

- Create a research question in the field of psychology that you are interested in researching. Write questions clearly. Include a brief background of the problem you are proposing and why it is important to the field of psychology.
- State the null and alternative hypothesis (in both words and statistical notation) need to address the research question.
- Choose which statistical test would be used to conduct the study and support it with research.
- Describe the type of data that needs to be collected to conduct the study and what techniques are best for collecting data.
- Use three to five scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

### PSY 520 Week 8 Exercise

#### Details:

- Chapter 21, numbers 21.4, 21.7, 21.8, 21