Assignment 2: Discussion: Measures of Central Tendency

By Saturday, July 25, 2015, post your response to the prompt in the Discussion Area below. Your initial response should be 1-2 paragraphs. Through Wednesday, July 29, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.  

    Use the  Respond  link to post responses and materials that pertain to this assignment. Use the  Respond  link beneath any existing postings to respond to them.

 Discussion Question

Simply reporting measures of central tendency or measures of variability will not tell the whole story. Using the following information, what else does a psychologist need to know or think about when interpreting this information?

A school psychologist decided to separate some classes by gender to see if learning improved. She looked at student scores on the final exam and obtained the following information: Students in boy-girl classrooms obtained an average of 71.4 on their final exams with a standard deviation of 10.8 whereas students in single-gendered classrooms obtained an average of 75.9 on their final exams with a standard deviation of 8.2. She concludes that the single-gendered classrooms lead to better learning.

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