Psychology workshop - hypothesis testing

Psychology workshop - hypothesis testing

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Tavistock Institute

August 19, 2013
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    Obligatory Einstein quote “If I had an hour to solve

    a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes” – Albert Einstein
  2. 3.

    Hypotheses • Since the increase in tuition fees, YP are

    less likely to go to university • YP are not optimistic about the future • YP are unlikely to go for the career they desire • YP are uncertain about their futures (and getting the job they want • YP are willing to do internships and apprenticeship if it will help their careers
  3. 4.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Don't

    agree Agree I intend to go to university
  4. 5.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Don't agree

    Agree Going to university is too big a risk
  5. 6.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Don't agree Agree

    Most of my good friends are going to university
  6. 7.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Don't agree

    Agree My parents would like me to go to university
  7. 8.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Don’t agree Agree

    Going to university will help me get the job of my choice
  8. 9.

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

    10 Don’t agree Agree I know what job I would like to do
  9. 10.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Don’t agree Agree

    I feel certain about my future
  10. 11.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Paid

    apprenticeship Paid internship Unpaid internship Unpaid volunteering To reach my target career I would be prepared to do a Agree Don't agree
  11. 12.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Don't agree Agree

    I will choose a job that: Is well-paid
  12. 13.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 Don't

    agree Agree I will choose a job that: I am passionate about
  13. 14.

    0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Don't agree Agree

    I will choose a job that: Will train me for a specific profession (e.g. psychiatrist, engineer etc)
  14. 15.

    9 2 2 1 Did your parents go to university?

    No neither My Mum did My Dad did Both did
  15. 16.

    0 0 2 2 9 1 0 How would describe

    your social class? Upper class Upper middle class Middle class Lower middle class Working class None of these Don't want to say
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    Conclusions • University seen as a ‘good thing’ • Social

    mobility • Optimism & uncertainty • Missing people? • No clear reasons what influences intentions
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    Now what? Quantitative data tells you WHAT: • ARE YP

    pessimistic about their future now? • ARE YP uncertain about their futures now? • ARE YP likely to choose a career for financial security? • ARE YP influenced by their friends or families when choosing a future? What it doesn’t tell you is WHY: • WHY are YP still optimistic about their futures? • WHY are YP uncertain about their futures? • WHY are YP still prepared to follow their passions? • WHY does family background not determine the future?