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# Psyc 354 Homework1

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PSYC 354 Homework1   Introduction to Statistics

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Part I: Concepts

These questions are based on the Nolan and Heinzen reading and end-of-chapter questions.

Fill in the blank with the appropriate word or words.

1.   A statistic that uses sample data to make general estimates about the larger population is   statistic.

2.   A statistic that summarizes a group of numbers is a(n)                       statistic.

3.   A(n)                           is a set of observations drawn from the larger group of interest.

4.   The large group about which you want to know something is called                       .

5.   A five-star rating system for movies is a variable at the                 level of measurement.

6.   A person's religious preference is a variable at the                     level of measurement.

7.   A(n)                     variable is a variable that meets the criteria for an interval and ratio variable.

8.   Discrete values that the independent variable can take on are called the                       of the independent variable.

9.   A variable that is manipulated to determine its effects on another variable is a(n)
variable.

10. A(n)                         variable makes it impossible to determine whether the independent variable is the cause of changes in the dependent variable.

11.                                 is the process of drawing conclusions about whether or not a particular relation between variables is supported by the data....