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Unformatted text preview:   Homework Assignment 1  Psychology 60  Spring 2010      General Instructions:  ‐ Make sure your homework has written on it:  o YOUR NAME  o YOUR STUDENT ID  o YOUR TA’S NAME (you can find this on the syllabus)    ‐ Please be sure your homework answers are LEGIBLE    ‐ For homework problems requiring calculation, you must show all of your work, including  intermediate steps, in order to receive credit.    ‐ Please circle final answers to problems that require computation; doing this will make sure  we can find your final answer.   ‐ For questions requiring a short written answer, be as concise as possible while still  explaining your answer.     ‐ If you have questions about concepts, feel free to post questions on the class discussion  board. You may also email your TAs, but do so only after you have looked through the book  for an answer to your question.   ‐ Homework is due at the start of class on Tuesday (by 11:15). No late homework will be  accepted.        1. Define the following terms   a. Population  b. Sample  c. Parameter  d. Statistic   2. Explain the relationships between a sample and a population  3. Define the concept of sampling error.  Be sure that your definition includes the concepts of  statistic and parameter.  4. Why is random assignment important in an experiment?  5. Define Independent and Dependent variables.   6. Come up with a simple operational definition of “happiness”  7. For each of the following, identify what scale of measurement each is on  (nominal/ordinal/interval/ratio)   a. Number of days an individual goes to the gym  b. How tall a person is  c. What political party an individual identifies with  d. What color shirt an individual is wearing  e. What size shirt an individual is wearing    ...
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