### The implications of statistics for designing the simple
experiment

Table 10.4 and Handout 10.5 provide an excellent
springboard for discussing the implications of statistics on designing a study. After talking about these tables,
students should appreciate the fact that they need to understand
key statistical issues (or at least see a stat consultant) *before* conducting a study.

One demonstration/activity that might help them understand the value of
considering statistics before doing research is to ask them how many
participants they think they would need and then have them use the
calculator on this website
to see how many they would actually need.

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