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Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition

Data Analysis

Now that you've collected your data, how do you make sense of it? Statistical analysis allows you to discover if your hypothesis is correct. Psychologists use [tooltip]two types of statistics[/tooltip] to make sense of the data they collect and to provide a quantitative basis for the conclusions they draw.

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Question 1: Using descriptive statistics could help you to ___.

Question 2:If you found differences between the groups you are studying, inferential statistics could help you determine if the differences are ___.