Learning Objectives

This chapter will help you:

  • Explain the concept of inferential statistics and how they differ from descriptive statistics.
  • Describe the normal curve and its significance to inferential statistics.
  • Explain the concept of statistical significance and its relevance to interpreting research findings.
  • Describe and compute a t test.
  • Explain the concept of analysis of variance.
  • Compare and contrast the concepts of correlation and regression.
  • Define Type I and Type II errors.