Multiple Choice Answers

The _________ level of measurement presumes that one classification is ranked higher than another.
A. nominal
B. ordinal
C. interval
D. ratio

Information can be misrepresented:
A. through misleading charts and graphs.
B. by reporting of an association of variables as causation.
C. by presenting average data that misrepresents sample or population data.
D. All of the above

 

A bank asks customers to evaluate the drive-through service as good, average, or poor. Which level of measurement does this classification illustrate?
A. Nominal
B. Ordinal
C. Interval
D. Ratio

_________ data are usually summarized in graphs and bar charts.
A. Qualitative
B. Quantitative
C. Continuous
D. Discrete

With the _________ level of measurement, the data are sorted into categories with no particular order to the categories.
A. nominal
B. ordinal
C. interval
D. ratio

The _________ level is the “highest” level of measurement.
A. nominal
B. ordinal
C. interval
D. ratio

Another term for an attribute is a _________ variable.
A. discrete
B. continuous
C. qualitative
D. quantitative

_________ involve(s) making estimates about a population based on sample results.
A. Inferential statistics
B. Determinant statistics
C. Statistical sampling
D. Statistical analysis
When TV advertisements report that “2 out of 3 dentists surveyed indicated they would recommend Brand X toothpaste to their patients,” an informed consumer may question the conclusion because:
A. the results were incorrectly computed.
B. dentists were not really surveyed.
C. the conclusion does not include the total number of dentists surveyed.
D. the conclusion is not illustrated with a graph.

With _________ level data, the data classifications are scaled according to the amount of the characteristic they possess.
A. nominal
B. ordinal
C. interval
D. ratio

Data can be classified according to:
A. discrete variables.
B. continuous variables.
C. attributes.
D. levels of measurement.

A _________ is the total collection of individuals or objects.
A. data set
B. sample
C. population
D. grouping
An example of the _________ level of measurement is temperature.
A. nominal
B. ordinal

C. interval
D. ratio