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Descriptive statistics (mean and median)

Several years ago, the average price for homes sold in my neighborhood was $200,000. Now homes are selling for an average of $145,000 (presumably due to the failing economy and people losing their jobs - the unemployment rate is 12.5 because of job loss). How do I calculate the mean price of houses over this time period?

Research Question, Hypothesis - qualitative and quantitative

Your guidance is needed on #1 and #2 of this assignment. Thank you. Assignment: 1. Provide a description(1-3 sentences) of your area of interest. 2. Provide (a) a potential research question and tentative hypothesis for a quantitative approach to the area; and (b) a research question or questions, if appropriate, for a

Ability to design a small-scale experiment

People often struggle to remember PIN numbers. As a researcher interested in testing the idea that using mnemonics might facilitate memory for these. For example the number 6601 could be remembered as Year of Battle of Hastings reversed. In a paragraph, describe how you might design an experiment to test the idea that mnemonics

Natural selection & sexual selection

1. Explain with examples how the process of natural selection & sexual selection are thought to have contributed to modern day human behaviour. 2. Describe what is meant by the terms natural & sexual selection. Examples needed that relate to modern human behaviour. There should be at least 1 example of natural selection wh

Article Review - Qualitative or Quantitative Approach

1. Review and summarize article. 2. In summary, provide purpose of study, why the author chose the research (qualitative or quantitative) approach/method. What are the similarities and differences for the two approaches in terms of this study? What approach would you have selected for the study and why?

Article Review - Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Article Review - Qualitative and Quantitative Approach 1. Review and summarize article. 2. In summary, provide purpose of study, why the author chose the research (qualitative or quantitative) approach/method he or she used. What are the similarities and differences for the two approaches in terms of this study? What ap

Test/retest reliability

2. What are your impressions of using test/retest reliability on an instrument that measures a state (e.g., anxiety) versus a measure of a trait (e.g., personality disorder)? What would be a better method for measuring reliability?

Freud's theory of defense mechanisms

Feist and Feist (2006) discuss Freud's theory related to defense mechanisms (see page 34-38). 1. What is the primary purpose of these mechanisms? 2. Is it possible for defense mechanisms to become harmful to an individual? Why or why not? I need three peer reviewed for references please.

The Labeling Theory and Juvenile Delenquency

Assume that researchers have established that the ideas contained within the labeling theory identify one of the major causes of juvenile delinquency. In the light of the theory, prepare a report explaining the labeling theory. The report should include: (1)Application of the labeling theory towards prevention and control of

Discriminative Stimuli.

Learning theories tell us that behavior will be based on immediate rewards and punishments unless discriminative stimuli are developed to reinforce the presence of future rewards. These discriminative stimuli act as cues or signals which help determine the appropriateness of a particular behavior. Our environment and social circ

Test and Measurement

Explain the uses of at least three different types of tests. Describe the use of each of these three test in psychology, counseling, or clinical and a rational for using each test in counseling psychology, or clinical. References please.

Child growth and development

Q1: Outline the biological events of puberty. Q2: Discuss the emotional and psychological impact of pubertal hormones. Q3: Describe the development of the brain during adolescence. Q4: Identify possible causes of the increase in injury and death in adolescence. Q5: Describe evidence of formal operational

Abnormal Behavior and the Media.

Abnormal behavior cannot be defined without considering the continuum between normality and abnormality. However, it is difficult to draw the line between what is normal and what is abnormal. One of the things that blurs the line is the media. How has television, including reality television shows, sitcoms, dramatic presentati

Discrete measure

2. In what situation is it best to use a discrete measure? In what situation would it be best to use a continuous measure? Explain your responses.

Test construction process

What are the steps in the test construction process? Which step in your opinion is the most important? Why?

Construct Development, Scale Creation, and Process Analysis

1. Construct Development, Scale Creation, and Process Analysis a. Part I: Construct Development and Scale Creation 1) Choose a construct you would like to measure. 2) Create an operational definition of your construct using at least three peer reviewed journal articles as sources as references. 3) Select and list five ite

Maslow, few become Self-actualized

According to Maslow, very few individuals become fully self-actualized. For most individuals, self-actualization is an ongoing process, not an accomplishment. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

Death and dying

I need information on this question listed below with references? 1.Examine the way in which death and dying are viewed at different points in human development