STATISTICS
Homework Assignment #1
1.
One important requirement of any descriptive statistic is that it must be
representable
2.
When a behavioral scientist draws a conclusion about a large group of subjects, the
scientist is using .
..
a. inferential statistics
a.
inferential statistics
c.
population
b.
descriptive statistics
d.
samples
3.
Any event, characteristic, or phenomenon which can take on different values is called a
variable
.
4.
A(n)
b.
discrete variable
can take on only a certain finite number of values.
a.
continuous
c.
independent
b.
discrete variable
d.
dependent variable
5.
The variable that is measured by the behavioral scientist is called a(n)
d.
dependent
.
a.
continuous
c.
independent
b.
discrete
d.
dependent
6.
A
sample
is a subset of a population.
7.
A
statistic
is a numerical measure that describes a sample.
8.
The process of assigning a number to an event or object in order to quantify that event or
object is the process called
measurement
9.
Classifying people in terms of blue collar workers, white collar workers, executives, etc.,
results in a(n)
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 Spring '08
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 Whitecollar worker, Level of measurement, Dutch elm disease, behavioral scientist

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