PSYC 354

PROBABILITY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

OVERVIEW

This assignment is design

PSYC 354

PROBABILITY ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

OVERVIEW

This assignment is designed to increase your understanding and proficiency in conceptualizing

and computing the probability of simple events as well as the probability of certain outcomes

using the z score and the normal distribution. A working knowledge of these concepts, along

with what you will learn next week, will help you make the important transition from working

with descriptive statistics to working with inferential statistics. Inferential statistics form the

backbone of social science research, and having a solid understanding is essential to conducting,

interpreting, and applying research in your chosen field.

INSTRUCTIONS

To access the homework problems for this assignment, please download the Probability

Template document linked on the Probability Assignment page.

This assignment includes several problem sets related to probability and the proportion of

scores under the normal curve related to specific z scores.

For each scenario, you will compute your answer using a calculator or pencil and paper.

Typewritten answers into the document in the specified answer spaces. Please keep the

red font formatting for answers and show work when directed to do so. You may type

your work, use a stylus/e-pen, or write it by hand and scan the results into a finished

document. Be sure all work is legible.

Please review the Demonstration Video: Finding Proportions and Percentile Ranks, as well

as Chapter 6 in your textbook, for procedures related to solving these problems