HW3 - Chapter 7. Understanding Data: Using Statistics for...

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Chapter 7. Understanding Data: Using Statistics for Inference and Estimation . Name: Class: Date: From Kiess and Green’s Statistical Concepts for the Behavioral Sciences, 4/e Assignment 7.1 The purpose of this assignment is to help you to become more comfortable in recognizing what each statistical symbol and formula in Chapter 7 represents. For each item in the table below, either the term, symbol, or definition is given. Complete the following table with the missing information. For example, for the term unbiased estimator , provide the definition in the appropriate column. It is best to complete this page without looking at your notes or textbook. Once you have completed it, refer back to your notes and textbook to verify you are correct. Term Symbol Definition (also include formula as appropriate) Unbiased estimator None σ This is the standard error of a sampling distribution of the mean None This class of statistics is considered to consistently over- or under-estimate the population parameter Consistent estimator None Population mean From a sampling distribution of the mean, equals the population mean Sampling distribution of the mean None Estimated standard error Provides a range of score values that is expected to contain the value of the population mean with a certain level of confidence Central limit theorem None
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Chapter 7. Understanding Data: Using Statistics for Inference and Estimation Name: Class: Date: From Kiess and Green’s Statistical Concepts for the Behavioral Sciences, 4/e Assignment 7.2 This exercise asks you to compare and contrast the normal distribution with the sampling distribution of the mean. For each statement listed below, write the letter of the statement in the appropriate circle. If a statement applies only to a normal distribution, then write the letter of that statement in the section to the left labeled Normal Distribution . If a statement applies only to a sampling distribution of the mean, then write the letter of that statement in the section to the right labeled Sampling Distribution of the Mean . If a statement applies to both a normal distribution and a sampling distribution of the mean, then write the letter of that statement in the section labeled Both .
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HW3 - Chapter 7. Understanding Data: Using Statistics for...

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