Here’s a fun piece of psychological research: finding out whether children use statistical information to figure out other people. We know kids are very perceptive and learn quickly. This study shows just how smart they really are.
If you’re struggling with statistics – as I did both as an undergrad and a grad student – I recommend this book. It’s on my bookshelf and it has been for years. It’s a very readable explanation of various statistical procedures. A great book to have on hand if your main textbook just isn’t explaining things well enough.
Resources for this Episode
- Kushnir, T., Xu, F. & Wellman, H. M. (2010). Young children use statistical sampling to infer the preferences of others. Psychological Science, 21,1134-1140.