Conduct research

Experiment findings

Determining the findings of your research study involves more than simply reporting initial results.  Instead, it is important to critically examine study results and check for statistical pitfalls to develop accurate findings upon which you can make reliable conclusions.

Critically examine results

No matter what your results, ask some critical questions:

Check for statistical pitfalls

Make conclusions

Additional information

Aron, A. & Aron, E. N. (2002). Statistics for Psychology, 3rd edition. Upper Saddle River, N J: Prentice Hall.

Coe, R. (2000). What is an 'effect size'? A guide for users. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from the University of Durham, Curriculum, Evaluation and Management Centre, Evidence-Based Education-UK Web site: http://www.cemcentre.org/renderpage.asp?linkid=30325015

Helberg, C. (1995). Pitfalls of data analysis. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from: http://my.execpc.com/4A/B7/helberg/pitfalls/

Lowry, R. P. (2005). Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics. Retrieved June 21, 2006 from: http://faculty.vassar.edu/lowry/webtext.html

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