Statistics is a learning hurdle for many of us. I failed the first two years of studying the topic; felt way out of my depth and unable to relate to the concepts. Lately, browsing my Twitter stream, it appears that many other psychology students have similar experiences. So, I have put together my fav Top 10 Foundationals Statistics Vids for you to review your learnt materials and to consider ways to put it into practice in your daily life.
By third year psych I was much more comfortable with the topic os stats in psychology. After 4th year, as a post-grad I took on a TA position at my local uni to tutor 3rd year statistics and research methods. In my second year of taking the subject every student passed the final exam across both tutorial classes. And feedback from the students was all positive, letting me know that they had found a way to have fun with the topic and that they finally ‘got it’.
Unfortunatly a couple of other’s on teaching staff were unhappy that all passed the standardised exam, somthing about funding.
Interesting huh? Anyway, you can read my critique of such a non learning-centred pedagody elsewhere on my blog.
Today I have collated my fav foundational stats vids because I realised that most of the understanding of statistics was grounded in these basics. To this day I continue to do online quizzes to review and extend my learning about the foundational stuff.
Highly recommended for you, thus the list below. Enjoy!
Scales/Levels of Measurement
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Variance/Dispersion
The Normal Distribution
…..10. Normal Distribution
Share some of your favourite statistics basics vids in a comment below~