Module/Week 2 — Frequency Distributions, Histograms, and Other Visual Displays of DataTop of Form
Bottom of Form
This module/week will cover certain methods of organizing and displaying quantitative and qualitative data with an emphasis on the purpose of these tools and their appearance in psychological research. This module/week will cover the construction and interpretation of frequency tables as well as different types of graphs and charts. Two particular kinds of graphs will be emphasized as examples throughout the module/week: the bar chart and the histogram. The importance of understanding graphed distributions according to their shape and skewness will be presented, as will the difference between well- and poorly-constructed graphs. Finally, you will learn the importance of being able to communicate data in current APA format.
Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to: