RAQ_2_Coverage_and_Content

RAQ_2_Coverage_and_Content - 4. Read Case Study 3.1...

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RAQ 2 Coverage and Content RAQ 2 will cover Chapter 3 Sections 3.1 and 3.3-3.5 ( 71 to top of 75) and pages 80-94), and Chapter 4 pages 117-133 (sections 4.1-4.2) Section 3.1: 1. What are representative samples and the fundamental rule for using data (page 72 top)? 2. Populations, Samples, and a Census (page 73) 3. What is a Simple Random Sample? (page 73) 4. Difference between a census and a sample—and comparisons of them (page 74) 5. Types of bias (page 74) Section 3.3: 1. Definition of ‘Simple Random Sample’ (page 80) Section 3.4: 1. Other types of samples: stratified random samples, cluster samples, systematic samples.(pages 80-87) Section 3.5: Difficulties and Disasters in Sampling—focus on the types below 1. Non-response (page 91) 2. Self-selected samples (or volunteer samples)(page 93) 3. Convenience or hap-hazard samples (page 93-94)
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Read Case Study 3.1 carefully. Section 4.1: 1. Types of Studies: experiments vs. observational studies 2. Randomized experiments, observational studies, and cause-and-effect (pages 118-119) 3. Units, Subjects, and Participants in Studies (page 119) 4. Explanatory and response variables (page 119) 5. Confounding Variables (page 120) 6. Why use a control group (page 127) 7. No questions on pages 120-123 Section 4.2: 1. Who Participants in Randomized Experiments? (page 125) 1. Randomization (page 126) 1. Control groups, placebos and blinding (pages 127-128) Expect about 12-13 from chapter 3 and the rest from chapter 4, for a total of 23 multiple choice questions. I suggest that you focus particularly on Sections 3.1, 3.4, and 4.1 (19-20 questions will be drawn from these 3 sections)....
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