University of Phoenix Material

Week 1 Practice Worksheet

Prepare a written response to the following questions.

Chapter 1

1. Explain and give an example for each of the following types of variables:

a. Nominal: is a basic scale that uses “tags” do not have any kind of numerical value or importance. An example is a survey that a company may use for statistics your sexual category or asking what might be your favorite color.

b. Ordinal: is considered a certain specific demand of the values in what’s vital and substantial yet have variances concerning/differences between separately. An example of this is how a psychologist may use to gauge how you feel at the time of your visit.

c. Interval: numeric scale shows where flexible direction matters but not the change in the middle of the values. A great example is the scale that shows the Celsius temperature.

d. Ratio scale: is a scale that shows the exact figure in the measurement scale and will give a exact assessment among units and in what way it affects wide range of both the descriptive and inferential statistics to be applied. This has the variables can actually have significant meaning adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing the different ratio. One example, is the scale at the doctor’s office that measures your weight and your height.

e. Continuous: is basically showing a data that is uninterrupted selective range that is used for measuring. An example, is the time that in a race is measured because it may be down to the second or portions of the second.

f. Discrete: a collective amount of information that has a predictable number of values or information points that is used for counting. An example of this is measuring the time it gets to school from where you live.

g. Quantitative: is information or data that is simply be conveyed by an amount. An example is a lb bag of frozen vegetable.

h. Qualitative: is a broad spectrum of information that is not measureable by...

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