Review the basic steps
of doing a simple experiment with this concept map.
Review the
validity of simple experiments by studying this concept map.

Test yourself on the key terms with this

 Use online calculators that make doing some advanced statistical analyses
simple. For example,
 if you wanted to calculate effect size from your t test , you could use this
effect
size calculator or this
one.
 if you had unequal variances and wanted to do Welch's t test,
you could use this online calculator

Help
with answering the endofchapter exercises.

 Use the
authors'
online t test calculator to do independent t tests and to see the effects of sample size on t values
(for educational use only; for actual research data, use
VassarStats)
 Get a better sense of how often Type 1 errors occur, try this quick
simulation.
 To learn more about Type 2 errors and how sample size affects power, try
this quick simulation.
 If you are confused about the central limit theorem (p. 408), this 10minute
video from the Khan academy
may help you.
 Get a better understanding of random assignment by going through this
short (it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes) but useful
tutorial. If you only go
through one lesson, go through lesson 2.
 Use this short
simulation to understand why you should treat your group means as just one
of several possible means you could have obtained
 Get some appreciation of how random error could make two groups differand
how large sample sizes tend to reduce the degree to which random error will
cause big differences between groupsby playing with this
short
simulation.
 Review the basics of hypothesis testing by reading this short
mystery.
 Use this action maze to become more comfortable with
the logic behind the ttest.

Take some practice quizzes
Short, general quiz
More specific quizzes
 Take 15item quizzes over basic terminology (the first part of the chapter).
 Take 11item quizzes overType 1 errors, Type 2 errors, and power (the second part of the chapter).
 Take 4item quizzes over tradeoffs involving power (the third part of the chapter).
 Take 9item quizzes over the logic of statistical tests (the fourth part of the chapter).
 Take 10item quizzes over the t test(the fifth part of the chapter).

Find out how to conduct a field experiment by reading "Web Appendix: Field experiments."
Get a better idea of the steps involved in conducting a study by reading "Web Appendix: Conducting a Study."
If you want to write up your method section, you may wish to
download
this presentation.
as well as consulting the
tips on writing a method section in Chapter 15 as well as the Method section
part of the checklist in Appendix A.
If you want to write up the results of a simple experiment, you may wish to download this tutorial.
This web page will format your t test results correctly
