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Chapter 7. Understanding Data: Using Statistics for Inference and Estimation
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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 underestimate 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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Name:
Class:
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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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