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___ Statistics ___ Discrete variable

___ Statistics ___ Continuous variable

___ Population ___ Qualitative data

___ Population parameters ___ Quantitative data

___ Sample ___ Mean

___ Bias ___ Mode

___ Representative sample ___ Median

___ Experimental study ___ Unimodal

___ Observational study ___ Relative frequency

___ Double-blind study ___ Standard deviation

a. A study in which researchers measure or observe characteristics of the sample members

b. Any problem in study design that tends to favor certain results

c. Science of collecting, organizing, and interpreting data

d. The most common value in a distribution

e. A single number commonly used to describe the variation in a data distribution

f. Data consisting of values that describe the non-numerical categories

g. Subset of the population from which data is obtained

h. The sum of all values divided by the total number of values

i. Neither the participants nor the experimenters know who is in the treatment group or control group

j. The complete set of people or things being studied

k. For any data category, the fraction or percentage of the total frequency that falls in that category

l. The data that describe or summarize information

m. Specific characteristics of the population

n. Quantitative data that can take on only particular values and not other values in between

o. A sample in which the relevant characteristics of the members are generally the same as the characteristics of the population

p. A study in which researchers apply a treatment and then observe its effects on the subjects

q. The middle value in a sorted data set

r. Data consisting of values representing counts or measurements

s. Quantitative data that can take on any value in a given interval

t. Single-peaked distribution

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