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practise questions POLS203

practise questions POLS203 - POLS 203 1 Name the level of...

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POLS 203 1. Name the level of measurement for each variable listed below: a. Temperature (in F°):_____________________________ b. Temperature (in C°):_____________________________ c. Book sales (ranked on best-seller list):_______________________ d. Book sales (in terms of dollar sales):_________________________ e. Book sales (in terms of number sold):_________________________ f. Political affiliation (party of preference in the last elections):____________________________ g. Political participation (in terms of number of voters in the last elections):____________________________ h. Academic standing in a class (ranking):_______________________ 2. A distribution that has a median that is smaller than its mean, is said to be: a. Left-skewed b. Leptokurtic c. Normal d. Right-skewed 3. Which of the following survey items would generate a discrete variable? a. How old are you? b. How long does it take you to go to work (in minutes)? c. How much did you pay in taxes last year? d. How many cars do you own right now? 4. Select the variable that is measured at the interval-ratio level a. Income b. Attractiveness of a person c. Emotional stability d. Can not determine--not enough information to know 5. For the following data first report the true limits, mid-points and cumulative frequencies.
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