Review Chapter 8 in your course text, Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Pay particular attention to the difference between Type I and Type II errors.
Review the web article, “ Type I and Type II Errors—Making Mistakes in the Justice System.” Pay close attention to the descriptions and examples of Type I and Type II errors.
Using the Walden Library, select and review a research article that addresses a forensic psychology issue or takes place in a forensic setting, and that reports or discusses a Type I or Type II error.
Think about the possible consequences to the research study of making each type of error.
Consider whether the resulting consequences of making each type of error would be tolerable or not and why.
With these thoughts in mind: Consider reading “Type I and Type II Errors—Making Mistakes in the Justice System,” an online article that discusses these types of errors. Pay great attention to the explanations and examples of Type I and Type II faults in the following sections.
Select and review a research article from the Walden Library that addresses a forensic psychology topic or takes place in a forensic setting, and that reports or discusses a Type I or Type II error, as appropriate.
Prepare yourself for the possible ramifications of making each type of inaccuracy on the research study in advance.
Consider whether the consequences of committing each type of error would be reasonable or intolerable, and why you believe this is the case.
With the following considerations in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief summary of the study you selected. Then, explain how and why the study reports the possibility of either a Type I or Type II error. Finally, explain the potential consequence to the research study of making either a Type I or a Type II error and which is more “ tolerable” and why.
Course Text: Stangor, C. (2015). Research methods for the behavioral sciences (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Chapter 8: “Hypothesis Testing and Inferential Statistics”Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Required Course Materials section of your Syllabus.
Article: Rice, M. E., & Harris, G. T. (2005). Comparing effect sizes in follow-up studies: ROC area, Cohen’s d, and r. Law and Human Behavior, 29(5), 615–620.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Article: Intuitor. (2001). Type I and Type II errors—making mistakes in the justice system. Retrieved from http://www.intuitor.com/statistics/T1T2Errors.
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