Flashcards in types of data (nominal etc.), discrete vs. continuous data Deck (19)

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## Sex, preferred type of chocolate, and colour, are examples of what type of variable?

### Nominal

2

## Rank, satisfaction, and faniciness are examples of what type of variable?

### Ordinal

3

## Continuous variables are which type of numbers?

### Fractions

4

## Discrete variables are which type of numbers?

### Whole numbers

5

## Interval/ratio scale is which type of variable?

### Quantitative variable

6

## List the 2 types of errors in samples...

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1. Sampling error

2. Non-sampling error

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## List the 4 data collection methods...

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1. Controlled experiments

2. Observational studies

3. Simulations

4. Experimental design

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## Nominal and ordinal variables are quantitative or qualitative/categorical variables?

### Qualitative/categorical variables

9

## Number of customers, weight, age, and size, are examples of which type of variable?

### Interval/ratio scale

10

## Qualitative varialbes are sometimes known as....?

### Categorical variables

11

## The variable that does have a meaningful order, can represent different levels between numbers, can sometimes calculate mean/average, and is summarised as a frequency?

### Ordinal

12

## The variable that has no sense of order, can be given a numerical code but the numbers dont imply order, and is summarised using frequency or percent?

### Nominal

13

## Which variable can give the most precise measurement?

### Interval/ratio scale

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Suppose that, in a certain statistical computer package which cannot handle alphabetical data, we type 4 to represent a High Distinction, 3 for a Distinction, 2 for a Credit, 1 for a Pass (or Conceded Pass), and 0 for a Fail. What type of numbers are these?

Select one:

a. Either Interval or Ratio, depending on how they are used.

b. Interval

c. Ratio

d. Nominal

e. Ordinal

### e. Ordinal

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In a class evaluation exercise, you are given a statement and are asked to indicate your reaction to it, on a scale from 1 - Strongly Agree to 5 - Strongly Disagree. What type of numbers are these?

Select one:

a. Either Interval or Ratio, depending on how they are used.

b. Ratio

c. Ordinal

d. Nominal

e. Interval

### c. Ordinal

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Angela is recording the numbers of defects that she can see under a microscope in each of 10 finished surfaces. What type of numbers are these?

Select one:

a. Nominal

b. Ordinal

c. Interval

d. Ratio

e. Either Interval or Ratio, depending on how they are used.

### d. Ratio

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A variable pulse contains heart rate measurements, in beats per minute (bpm). What Measure should be assigned to this variable in SPSS?

Select one:

a. Ordinal

b. Interval

c. Nominal

d. Ratio

e. Scale

### e. Scale

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A variable opinion is measured on the Likert scale, 1 "Strongly disagree", 2 "Disagree", 3 "Neither agree nor disagree", 4 "Agree", 5 "Strongly agree". What Measure should be assigned to this variable in SPSS?

Select one:

a. Scale

b. Ratio

c. Ordinal

d. Nominal

e. Interval

### c. Ordinal

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