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Unformatted text preview: Bus Stat Practice Test 1 **Note this is Longer Than a normal test to give more Practice Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. ____ 1. 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 ____ 2. The nominal scale of measurement has the properties of the a. ordinal scale b. only interval scale c. ratio scale d. None of these alternatives is correct. ____ 3. 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 ____ 4. 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 ____ 5. Arithmetic operations are appropriate for a. only the ratio scale b. only the interval scale c. the nominal scale d. None of these alternatives is correct. ____ 6. Data a. are always be numeric b. are always nonnumeric c. are the raw material of statistics d. None of these alternatives is correct. ____ 7. Another name for "observations" is a. views b. variables c. cases d. None of these alternatives is correct. ____ 8. Ordinary arithmetic operations are meaningful a. only with qualitative data b. only with quantitative data c. either with quantitative or qualitative data d. None of these alternatives is correct. 1 ____ 9. Social security numbers consist of numeric values. Therefore, social security is an example of a. a quantitative variable b. either a quantitative or a qualitative variable c. an exchange variable d. a qualitative variable ____ 10. Statistical studies in which researchers control variables of interest are a. experimental studies b. control observational studies c. non-experimental studies d. observational studies ____ 11. A portion of the population selected to represent the population is called a. statistical inference b. descriptive statistics c. a census d. a sample ____ 12. Five hundred residents of a city are polled to obtain information on voting intentions in an upcoming city election. The five hundred residents in this study is an example of a(n) a. census b. sample c. observation d. population ____ 13. The owner of a factory regularly requests a graphical summary of all employees' salaries. The graphical summary of salaries is an example of a. a sample b. descriptive statistics c. statistical inference d. an experiment ____ 14. The Department of Transportation of a city has noted that on the average there are 17 accidents per day. The average number of accidents is an example of a. descriptive statistics b. statistical inference c. a sample d. a population Exhibit 1-2 In a sample of 1,600 registered voters, 912, or 57%, approve of the way the President is doing his job....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ACCT 3311 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at University of the Incarnate Word.
- Spring '10