CHAPTER 1 ASSIGNMENT
WHAT IS STATISTICS?
Part I
Classify the following sets of data as qualitative or quantitative.
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Qualitative
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. The religious affiliations of college students
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quantitative
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2
.
The height of each member of a basketball team
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quantitative
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3
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Students’ scores on the first statistics exam
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Qualitative
4
.
The color of new SUV’s on a car lot
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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.
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discrete
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The number of students enrolled in an accounting class
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discrete
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7
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The number of Whirlpool refrigerators sold by Appliance Center last month
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continuous
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The acceleration time of an automobile
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continuous
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9
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The temperature of a refrigerator
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discrete
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10
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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 __
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the temperature readings in Washington, D.C.
nominal
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12
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classification of computer makes
nominal
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13
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college major
ordinal
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14
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military rank
Ratio__
15
.
number of vehicles produced
Ratio__
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. time required to complete a crossword puzzle
ordinal
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order of finish in the 2003 Indianapolis 500 auto race
nominal
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the color of the students’ hair in your statistics class
Interval __
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years in which Microsoft stock split
Ratio__
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. number of people at a board of directors meeting
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. The collection of all possible individuals, objects, or measurements is called
a
. a sample.
b
. a ratio measurement.
c
. an inference.
d. a population
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.Techniques used to organize, summarize, and present the data that have been collected are
called
a
. populations.
b
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