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Stats- Exam 1
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All things and individuals that the researcher is interested.
A subset of a population.
A characteristic that differs or varies between members of the sample or population.
A single variable is studied.
Two variables are studied. Relationships between variables.
Multiple variables are studied. Relationships between variables.
Procedures that allow us to make inferences or conclusions about the characteristics of a larger population on the basis of the sample characteristics.
Procedure for converting verbal information into numbers/symbols that are more easily analyzed (e.g., facilities data set, NO= 0, YES= 1- look at codebook).
Variables that summarize several other different variables. Combination variables.
Nominal and Ordinal Data
Names, categories, IN NO ORDER, mutually exclusive (e.g., race, gender, region).
Names categories, IN ORDER, mutually exclusive (e.g., rank, weekday, small- medium-large).
Place (e.g., 1st, 2nd, 3rd).
Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio Data
Ordered, continuous numbers. Arbitrary, meaningless zero, place marker (e.g., air temperature, year).
Ordered, continuous numbers. Meaningful zero (e.g., weight, height, quantity).
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