# AP Psych Ch. 1 Part 2

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## Section

Question | Answer |
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Longitudinal Study | Research in which the same people are retested and testified over a long period of time |

Cross Section Study | People of different ages are compared with one snother |

Independent Variable | The experimental factor that is manipulated; the variable who's effect is being atudied |

Dependant Variable | The outcome factor; the variable that may change in response to the manipulation of the independent variable |

Mode | The most frequently occurring score in a distribution |

Mean | The arithmetic average of a distribution , obtained by adding all the scores together and dividing by the number of scores |

Median | The middle score in a distribution; half the scores above it and half the scores below it |

Range | The difference between the highest and lowest scores in a distribution |

Standard Deviation | A computes measure of how much scores vary around the mean score |

Normal Curve | A symmetrical, bell shaped curve that's describes the distribution of many types of data; most scores fall near the mean and fewer and fewer near the extremes |

Statistical Significance | A statistical rate mento of how likely it is that an obtained result occurred by chance |

Culture | The enduring behaviors, ideas, attitudes, and traditions shared by a group of people transmitted from one generation to the next |

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