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View Resource Weapons and Aggression

Created by Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, this case study addresses the question: "Does the mere presence of a weapon increase the accessibility of aggressive thoughts?" It concerns the following concepts: quantile and box plots, stem and leaf displays, one-sample t test, confidence interval, within-subjects ANOVA, and consequences of violation of normality assumption. This is a great...

View Resource Belief in the Law of Small Numbers

People have erroneous intuitions about the laws of chance. In particular, they regard a sample randomly drawn from a population as highly representative, that is, similar to the population in all essential characteristics. The prevalence of the belief and its unfortunate consequences for psychological research are illustrated by the responses of professional psychologists to a questionnaire...

View Resource Teaching Bayesian Reasoning in Less Than Two Hours

This journal article, created by Gerd Gigerenzer and Peter Sedlmeier, respectively of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Chemnitz University of Technology, describes a set of experiments in which different methods of teaching Bayes' Theorem were compared to each other. The frequency representation of the rule was found to be easier to learn than the probability representation....

View Resource Research Randomizer

Created by authors Mike Lestik, Scott Plous and Geoffrey Urbaniak of the Social Psychology Network, this "Research Randomizer" is a free service offered to "assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions." Since its creation in 1997, this resource has been used 7.5 million times for a various amount of different...

View Resource Academic Earth

Academic Earth provides videos of lectures by top scholars in "Subjects" that range from Astronomy to Entrepreneurship to Religion, from "Universities" as celebrated as MIT, Berkeley, Harvard, and Stanford. Visitors must register to view the lectures, but registration is free. There are over 1500 video lectures available, with more being added everyday. In addition to viewing the lectures...

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