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mean

In statistics, the mean is the mathematical average of a set of numbers. The average is calculated by adding up two or more scores and dividing the total by the number of scores.

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mode

The mode is the most frequently occurring score in a set of given numbers.

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median

The median is the middle score in a set of given numbers.

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range

A statistical measure of variance. It is calculated by subtracting the lowest score from the highest score and then adding one

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standard deviation

Standard deviations are scores around the mean of a distribution. It measures how much a set of scores is dispersed around an average measure of variability. Deviations around the mean can be calculated to express it as a variance or a standard deviation.

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independent variable

The independent variable is the characteristic of a psychology experiment that is manipulated or changed. For example, in an experiment looking at the effects of studying on test scores, studying would be the independent variable

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dependent variable

The dependent variable is the variable that is being measured in an experiment. For example, in a study looking at how tutoring impacts test scores, the dependent variable would be the participants' test scores