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# CHAPTER 1 ASSIGNMENT

WHAT IS STATISTICS?

## _______________ 4. The color of new SUV’s on a car lot

_______________ 5. The Olympic track and field world records, such as the time for the
steeplechase.

## _______________ 6. The number of students enrolled in an accounting class

_______________ 7. The number of General Electric microwaves sold by Home Depot last month

## _______________ 10. The number of people aboard a commercial airplane

Part III Identify the measurement scale as nominal, ordinal, interval, or ratio for each of the
following.

## _______________ 15. number of vehicles produced

_______________ 17. order of finish in the 2006 Indianapolis 500 auto race

_______________ 18. the color of the students’ hair in your statistics class
Chapter 1 1 What is Statistics?
_______________ 19. Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) scores for incoming freshmen

## _______________ 20. number of people at a board of directors meeting

Part IV Select the correct answer and write the appropriate letter in the space provided.

______ 21. The collection of all possible individuals, objects, or measurements is called

a. a sample.
b. a ratio measurement.
c. an inference.
d. a population

______ 22. Techniques used to organize, summarize, and present the data that have been collected are
called

a. populations.
b. samples.
c. descriptive statistics.
d. inferential statistics.

## a always use the interval level of measurement.

b always use the ratio level of measurement.
c can not have “gaps” between values.
d are either discrete or continuous

______ 24. Techniques used to estimate something about a population, based on a sample, are called

a. descriptive statistics.
b. inferential statistics.
c. populations.
d. samples.

______ 25. Which of the following is not true of the interval scale?

## a. the interval scale is used for ordered data

b. equal differences in the characteristic lead to equal differences in the measurement
c. the zero point on the interval scale represents the absence of the characteristic
measured
d. the interval scale is not used for numeric data