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Chapter 3

Describing Data: Numerical Measures

True/False

1. A value that is typical or representative of the data is referred to as a measure of central location.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

2. The arithmetic mean is the sum of the observations divided by the total number of observations.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

3. For a set of data arranged or sorted in numerical order, the value of the observation in the center is called the weighted mean.

Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

4. A set of ordinal, interval or ratio level data may only have one mode.

Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

5. If a variable is measured at the interval or ratio level, all the values are included when computing the mean.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 2 AACSB: EU

6. A variable measured at the interval or ratio level can have more than one arithmetic mean.

Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Goal: 2

7. The mode is the value of the observation that appears most frequently.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

8. A distribution that has the same shape on either side of the center is said to be symmetrical.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 3

9. A negatively skewed distribution is not symmetrical. The long tail is to the left or in the negative direction.

Answer: True Difficulty: Easy Goal: 3

10. The geometric mean is the nth root of n observations.

Answer: True Difficulty: Medium Goal: 1

11. A statistic is a measurable characteristic of the population.

Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

12. A parameter is a measurable characteristic of a sample.

Answer: False Difficulty: Easy Goal: 1

13. The median can be determined for any set of...