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Mid-term 1 is available in the statistics workshop Have one week to discuss marking problems Read chapters 8 and 9 Suggested problems: 8.3, 8.9, 8.11, 8.17, 8.19, 8.23, 8.25 9.3, 9.7, 9.15, 9.19, 9.23, 9.27
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Important question facing researchers: what data should I collect? Text gives example of wanting to do a study attempting to address the question “Are people with larger brains more intelligent?” What to do?
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Question for your instructors: How do you measure how much a student knows? Hard to do
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Measurement
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So, would like the measurements you take to inform the problem at hand What good are surveys and experiments when people often can’t measure the property they want to learn about?
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Example: Citizens for Public Justice released a report Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families What is poverty and how is it measured?
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Measurement is valid if it a relevant representation of the property under study
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