Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Health Psychology: Extra unit material

Some Textbook Resources


Carey, J. (2008). Do cholesterol drugs do any good? BusinessWeek, pages 52-59.

Provided here as the original sources is no longer:

Original source: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_04/b4068052092994.htm

And a second sources seems gone too.

Second source: http://classes.biology.ucsd.edu/bisp194-5.WI09/Business%20Week%20article.pdf

Mass treatment

News paper articles

Heart attacks get less deadly
Original source: http://www.theage.com.au/national/health/heart-attacks-get-less-deadly-20120320-1vhzf.html

Cancer patients in denial over poor lifestyle choices

Original source: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/cancer-patients-in-denial-over-poor-lifestyle-choices-20110821-1j4su.html 


Chapter 9

How blood pressure works - Wilfred Manzano
How a Normal Heart Pumps Blood -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Friday, February 6, 2015

Power and effect size: Lecture related material

Files for Power and Effect size lecture

Material backing up a lecture on Power and Effects size to 4th year students.

Lecture slides (1 Feb 2017): 
- PowerPoint file "PSYC402H-ES-power-2017.pptx"



Difficulty downloading the above files?
Please note section below.

Power analysis for moderation?
G*Power does not cover moderation directly. However, moderation is a regression, thus estimate N in moderation by using:
  1. The G*Power regression (R2 increase) option.
    • You would have at least three predictors 
      • IV1
      • IV2 (or MO [moderator])
      • IV1xIV2 (the interaction between IV1 and IV2)
  2. Rule of thumb N = 50 + 8k
  3. Rule of thumb N = 104 + k
Where: k = predictors and N = total participants.

Out of 1, 2, and 3 use the one that produces the larger N

Power analysis for mediation
G*Power does not cover mediation directly. Estimate N in mediation using these options:
  1. Using regression (change from zero) in G*Power
  2. N = 50 + 8k
  3. N = 104 + k
Where k = predictors and N = total participants.

Out of 1, 2, and 3 use the one that produces the largest N.

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  • Try right-clicking the link and try any "save as" or "save link" options. 
  • If you are using Chrome and are logged in to Google you might like to click the file (Google will open the file as a preview) then you should have options at the top of the window to download the file.