This week the extra provide resources to students are so important. Watch the videos and read all the reserve readings! They will help in a huge way with understanding the output and data.
Uniview Worldwide. (n. d.), showed demonstrations of the significance of probability theory using magic and conversational examples. The video covered the importance of using the correct test to analyze our research data (Uniview Worldwide, n. d.). The video discusses accepting alternative hypothesis when encountering a type 1 error. The type 1 error occurs when the differences between the samples are due to chance. Type 1 errors can occur when the levels of significance are too low or there could have been a design flaw.
Uniview Worldwide. (n. d.), reminded researchers that we have an exceptional ability to calculate probability within our own lives. Uniview Worldwide. (n. d.), showed everyday conversations, where probability had a significant role in the conversation and its direction. We have learned that we use probability in elections, academics, research, and in typical conversation. We plan our actions based on probability. This got me thinking, as I prepared to sit down and write my applied statement for this week’s reflection.
This week my learning has been soaked in probabilities and population distributions. I think it is improbable that I will feel 100% confident in statistical evaluation, the formulas are intimidating, and I am struggling to feel like I comprehend everything. I am, however, confident in the statistical probability that I will find comfort in statistical evaluation in the coming weeks.
I have given my all to this class and my ability to set committed time aside each week to accomplish my assignments and required coursework. It is overwhelming at times, when I am reading through the texts late at night, or trying to figure out how to accomplish an equation in the SPSS program. However, every day that passes reminds me that I can do this! I have dreamed about my doctorate program since I was a little girl. It is a fond memory I have of my mom. She used to plan my college schedule with me. Personally, I am rapidly approaching the 1-year anniversary of her passing and the holiday season… my stress levels in real life are high. It helps me to remember how proud she was of me, how she was so glad she got to see me enter the program. In closing, I am proud of myself. I feel confident in my ability to learn the SPSS program.
My applied statement: I plan to understand inferential statistics to the extent that I can teach it. My mom used to say that if I wanted to know if I understood something, find someone you can explain it too. “If you can teach it,” she would say, “it’s because you understand it.”
I miss her.
Tokunaga, H. (2016). Fundamental statistics for the social and behavioral of sciences. NY: Sage Publication, Ltd.
Uniview Worldwide. (n. d.). Films on demand: Inferential statistics (Video-35.45). University of Phoenix.