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Part IX Sample Minimum Competency Exams
Sample Minimum Competency Exam I
Questions 1-10 refer to the following information:
The Psychology Department at the Un
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 16: Regression
A. Introduction
Regression Use scores from one variable to
predict scores on a second variable.
Examples:
Predict Income from education
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 15: Correlational Inferential
Techniques
A. Introduction
Example: For adults, does intelligence decline as
people get older?
Take random sample of adu
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 10: Inferential Techniques for
Proportions
A. Introduction
Recall that for large n (n 100) the sampling
distribution for a proportion if approximately
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 9: Hypothesis Testing
A. The Problem (3 scenarios)
Poll. Possibilities:
In past, advisers spent 4 hours/week advising. Is
program to increase time adv
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 8: Statistical Inference
A. Background
We make use of probability methods to make
inferences (estimates) regarding the nature of
population facts (par
Statistics: An Introduction
Fifth Edition
Section 1: Preliminary Concepts
and Measurement
Statistics - Summarizing, organizing, interpreting data.
Examples:
(a) From list of Iowa City incomes. Find ty