Okay, we’ve got a research question and some data! Now what? In this episode, we talk about common analytical techniques used in the social sciences (particularly industrial and organizational psychology) and what questions they can help answer. We also talk about the only “true” way to demonstrate that X causes Y and cover some common things to watch out for when conducting analysis.
1:00: Statistics and how we’re teaching them the wrong way
6:10: Describing data vs making inferences with data
9:40: Describing survey data with “percent favorability”
13:55: Why Jose thinks (knows) descriptive stats are great
17:08: Let’s talk about correlations and shark attacks
32:23: Experimental design 101
36:13: Statistical pitfalls
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