# Essential Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

# Video and Multimedia

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*Video Clips*

Interpreting Correlations in Correlation Matrix

This video describes how to interpret correlation coefficients in a correlation matrix in research studies (5:54).

Correlation vs. Causation

Short video on the difference between correlation and causation (2:18).

Pearson’s *r*

Describes Pearson’s *r* correlation and provides examples using data, scatterplots, and formulas (4:02).

Spearman Correlation

Describes Spearman correlation and provides examples using data, scatterplots, and formulas (3:12).

Linear Regression

Provides an overview of linear regression and provides examples using data, equations, and examples (4:31).

Scatterplots

Brief overview and interpretation of scatterplots (1:20).

Introduction to Regression Analysis

This easy-to-understand lecture introduces the concept of regression analysis with examples (14:00).

Correlation and Simple Regression

This Dave Brodbeck lecture describes correlation and regression and how they are related (41:32).

*Audio Clips*

What is Correlation?

Describes correlations and provides numerous examples of data and what correlations mean (6:55).

Correlation and Causation

This NPR podcast discusses correlation and causation with Charles Wheelan, author of the book *Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data *(18:08).

TED Talk: Correlation Between Cues and Beliefs

An interesting TED Talk by psychologist David Pizarro demonstrates a correlation between sensitivity to disgusting cues and moral and political beliefs (13:59).

Modeling with Regression

This lesson walks through how to construct a regression model (5:32).

*Web Resources*

Phi Coefficient

Definition and interpretation of phi coefficient.

Range Restriction Demonstration

This simulation illustrates the effect of restricting the range of scores on the correlation between variables.

What is Linear Regression?

This website gives a description of linear regression. Also includes definitions of terms and short video.

Linear Fit Demonstration

This simulation allows users to explore fitting data with linear functions.

Regression Basics

This website provides an in-depth description of the basics of regression.