Chapter 1 Exercises

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CHAPTER ONE DATA AND STATISTICS MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 1. How many scales of measurement exist? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 4 Answer: d 2. The scale of measurement that is simply a label for the purpose of identifying the attribute of an element is the a. ratio scale b. nominal scale c. ordinal scale d. interval scale Answer: b 3. In a questionnaire, respondents are asked to mark their gender as male or female. Gender is an example of the a. ordinal scale b. nominal scale c. ratio scale d. interval scale Answer: b 4. The nominal scale of measurement has the properties of the a. ordinal scale b. only interval scale c. ratio scale d. None of the above answers is correct. Answer: e 5. the scale of measurement that is used to rank order the observation for a variable is called the a. ratio scale b. ordinal scale c. nominal scale d. interval scale Answer: b 6. Some hotels ask their guests to rate the hotel’s services as excellent, very good, good, and poor. This is an example of the a. ordinal scale 1

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2 Data and Statistics b. ratio scale c. nominal scale d. interval scale Answer: a 7. The ordinal scale of measurement has the properties of the a. ratio scale b. interval scale c. nominal scale d. ratio and interval scales Answer: c 8. The ratio scale of measurement has the properties of a. only the ordinal scale b. only the nominal scale c. the rank scale d. the interval scale Answer: d 9. Temperature is an example of a variable that uses a. the ratio scale b. the interval scale c. the ordinal scale d. either the ratio or the ordinal scale Answer: b 10. The interval scale of measurement has the properties of the a. ratio and nominal scales b. ratio and ordinal scales c. ratio scale d. None of the above answers is correct. Answer: d 11. Arithmetic operations are inappropriate for a. the ratio scale b. the interval scale c. both the ratio and interval scales d. the nominal scale Answer: d 12. Income is an example of a variable that uses the a. ratio scale b. interval scale c. nominal scale d. ordinal scale Answer: a 13. Data obtained from a nominal scale
Chapter One 3 a. must be alphabetic b. can be either numeric or nonnumeric c. must be numeric d. must rank order the data Answer: b 14. The scale of measurement that has an inherent zero value defined is the a. ratio scale b. nominal scale c. ordinal scale d. interval scale Answer: a 15. Arithmetic operations are appropriate for a. only the ratio scale b. only the interval scale c. the nominal scale d. None of the above answers is correct. Answer: d 16. Quantitative data refers to data obtained with a(n) a. ordinal scale b. nominal scale c. either interval or ratio scale d. only interval scale Answer: c 17. Data a. are always be numeric b. are always nonnumeric c. are the raw material of statistics d. None of the above answers is correct. Answer:

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