Why is learning how to write important in the digital age?
Writing is more important than ever in the digital age, with most of one on one communication being down in text format. So whether through tweets, instagram captions, or Facebook posts it's important to able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Why study Research and Data Analysis in Psychology?
The study of research and data analysis in psych is incredibly vital because before someone can conduct their own research they first have to know how to conduct research, and then after that what is the best and effective way to analyze their results. Even if you are a person that has no interest in conducting research,knowing how research works and how data is collected and analyzed can help you understand the so called "scientific experiments" the media bases it's headlines on.
Why study Psychological Statistics?
Using statistics in psychology is a helpful way to decide if the results from an experiment are viable or not, or statistically significant. For example, in one day you notice that 50 more girls than guys were in the library, you might be tempted to conclude that girls go the library more than guys. However, after running an appropriate statistical test results in a non-significant result, you would actually conclude that there was no difference between how much girls go to the library and how much boys go to the library.