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Chapter 1: Data and Statistics Quiz

Part 1

1. The sample size

A. can be larger than the population size

B. :-) is always smaller than the population size

C. can be larger or smaller than the population

D. is always equal to the size of the population

2. A population is

A. the same as a sample

B. the selection of a random sample

C. :-) the collection of all items of interest in a particular study

D. none of the above

3. The study of the methods of organization, summarization, and presentation of statistical data is
referred to as

A. inferential statistics

B. :-) descriptive statistics

C. sampling

D. none of the above

4. The process of making inferences about the characteristics of the population based on the
sample information is termed

A. descriptive statistics

B. random sample

C. :-) statistical inference

D. sampling

5. The entities on which data are collected are

A. variables

B. data sets

C. :-) elements

D. none of the above


6. The level of measurement that allows for the rank ordering of data items is

A. nominal measurement

B. ratio measurement

C. ordinal measurement

D. > none of the choices are correct

E. none of the choices are correct

7. Labels or names used to identify attributes of elements are

A. quantitative data

B. :-) qualitative data

C. simple data

D. none of the above

8. A characteristic of interest for the elements is

A. :-) a variable

B. an element

C. a data set

D. none of the above

9. Arithmetic operations are appropriate for

A. qualitative data

B. :-) quantitative data

C. both quantitative and qualitative data

D. neither quantitative nor qualitative data

E. none of the above

10. Zip codes are an example of

A. :-) qualitative data

B. quantitative data

C. both quantitative and qualitative data

D. neither quantitative nor qualitative data

E. none of the choices are correct


Part 2

Chapter 1: Data and Statistics

1. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
name is measured on which scale of measurement?

A. :-) Nominal

B. Ordinal

C. Interval

D. Ratio

2. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
gender is measured on which scale of measurement?

A. ?Nominal

B. Ordinal

C. Interval

D. Ratio

3. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
SAT score is measured on which scale of measurement?

A. Nominal

B. Ordinal

C. :-) Interval

D. Ratio

4. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
age is measured on which scale of measurement?

A. Nominal

B. Ordinal

C. Interval

D. :-) Ratio

5. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
grade in a freshman level math class (A, B, C, D, or F) is measured on which scale of
measurement?

A. Nominal

B. :-) Ordinal

C. Interval

D. Ratio

6. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
name is an example of a quantitative variable.

A. True

B. ? False

7. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
age is an example of a quantitative variable.

A. ? True

B. False

8. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The variable student's
gender is an example of a quantitative variable.

A. True

B. ? False

9. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. Assuming this data was
collected at the same time, it is an example of

A. :-) cross-sectional data

B. time series data

10. From a sample of students in your statistics class, you collect the following: the student's name,
gender, SAT score, age, and their grade in a freshman level math class. The data would have
been collected using

A. existing data

B. an experimental study

C. ? an observational study
11. The data set of annual revenues for Johnson & Johnson for the years 1994-2003 is an example of

A. cross-sectional data

B. ? time series data

12. To collect the data set of annual revenues for Johnson & Johnson for the years 1994-2003 one
would have used

A. :-) existing data

B. an experimental study

C. an observational study

13. In the chapter one Statistics in Practice example, it was noted that 90% of Business Week
subscribers use a personal computer at home. The 90% is an example of a

A. ? sample proportion

B. population proportion

14. If your instructor gives the class average on the first statistics test later this semester, this
average will be an example of a

A. sample average

B. ? population average

15. Temperature, in Fahrenheit, is an example of a variable measured on the following scale:

A. Nominal

B. Ordinal

C. :-) Interval

D. Ratio