Importance of Statistics for Psychology Students

You need to study statistics for your psychology classes. If you are a psychology student then you have to learn statistics if you want to pass psychology with good marks. It is also very helpful for you in the future if you want to become a full time psychologist. There are many ways available to learn statistics. You can hire a statistics tutor for you to clear your doubts or you can also try tutoring statistics psychology.

But firstly you need to understand about the importance of statistics in general. Statistics is a process to collecting and analyzing and making decisions from data. So here are some reasons to study statistics especially while studying psychology.

Why is statistics important for psychology students?

In my opinion, this is the most common question asked by a psychology student. When you study psychology then you have to ask many questions from your subjects which need to be later analyzed via statistics. For example you may need to ask your subjects (thousands of them) to rate their favorite movie from #1 all the way to #5. What type of variable will be used?

Nominal

Ordinal

Equal-interval

Ratio

All of the above

None of the above

Therefore if you possess knowledge of statistics then you can easily give answer of this question if you have no knowledge of statistics then you don’t have the answer. By learning statistics in psychology you can get many benefits in future also and you can make a good career as a psychologist via mastering statistics. Statistics can help psychologists in many ways. Some examples are here:-

(1) Organize your Data in a better Way

As a psychologist you may face big data every day. It is not very easy to describe big data if front of everyone. If you know statistics then you can easily present data by using graphs and pie charts and other methods in an easy way.

(2) You can describe your data very easily

As a psychologist you can have your choose your own field – educational, occupational and clinical. By using statistics you can easily describe the data you collect in the course of your profession. In the field of psychology this is called descriptive statistics. You can use it to explain how many men and women are employed in your area along with other problems. Once data is collected and treated you can make your conclusions based upon your data.

(3) Statistics is also very important in Research related to Psychology

When you tell a psychology student that statistics is an important subject in psychology then sometimes they were shocked to know that. But in future when they involve in psychological research then they realize the importance of learning statistics. So it is important to learn statistics for psychology students to become a good psychologist and researcher in future.

(4) Statistics can help you in achieving a good career in the future

As already stated in the article by studying statistics you can make a good career in psychology so you can use statistics to become a Clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, Educational psychologist and Forensic psychologist depends upon your interest and the opportunities available around you.

As a clinical psychologist your work is to identify the mental and emotional disorders and as a Forensic psychologist you need to work with criminal behavior as well as victims of crime. So when you start learning statistics then you need to focus on the every little thing to learn statistics in a good way.

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