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CHAPTER 1 ASSIGNMENT WHAT IS STATISTICS? Part I Classify the following sets of data as qualitative or quantitative. __ Qualitative ___ 1 . The religious affiliations of college students __ quantitative _ 2 . The height of each member of a basketball team _ quantitative _ 3 . Students’ scores on the first statistics exam _ Qualitative- 4 . The color of new SUV’s on a car lot _ Qualitative- 5 . The Olympic track and field world records, such as the time for the steeplechase. Part II Classify the following sets of data as continuous or discrete. __ discrete __ 6 . The number of students enrolled in an accounting class __ discrete __ 7 . The number of Whirlpool refrigerators sold by Appliance Center last month _ continuous _ 8 . The acceleration time of an automobile _ continuous _ 9 . The temperature of a refrigerator __ discrete __ 10 . The number of people aboard a submarine Part III Identify the measurement scale as nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio for each of the following. Interval __ 11 . the temperature readings in Washington, D.C. nominal ___ 12 . classification of computer makes nominal ___ 13 . college major ordinal ____ 14 . military rank Ratio__ 15 . number of vehicles produced Ratio__ 16 . time required to complete a crossword puzzle ordinal ____ 17 . order of finish in the 2003 Indianapolis 500 auto race nominal ___ 18 . the color of the students’ hair in your statistics class Interval __ 19 . years in which Microsoft stock split Ratio__ 20 . number of people at a board of directors meeting

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Part IV Select the correct answer and write the appropriate letter in the space provided . 21 . The collection of all possible individuals, objects, or measurements is called a . a sample. b . a ratio measurement. c . an inference. d. a population 22 .Techniques used to organize, summarize, and present the data that have been collected are called a . populations. b
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