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Q1. Basic Vocabulary of Statistics. Data Collection. Data Types

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  • Q1

    Descriptive statistics allow a decision maker to reach conclusions about a population based on a subset from a population

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q2

    Companies frequently use charts and graphs in their regular communications with stockholders and investors; this shows the use of descriptive statistics.

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q3

    A  manufacturing manger has developed a table that shows the average production volume each day for the past three weeks. The average production level is an example of a numerical measure.

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q4

    An experiment is a process that generates data as its outcome

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q5

    An open-end question requires respondents to choose from a short list of choices.

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q6

    If you have an ordinal variable, it is possible to precisely measure the magnitude of the difference between the possible values of the values of the variable.

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q7

    Flavours of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, etc) are an example of nominal data.

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q8

    Data collected on marital status (married, divorced, single, other) would be an ordinal level variable.

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q9

    Cross-sectional data is a set of data values observed at successive points in time.

    false
    true
    True or False
    30s
  • Q10

    On a survey, amount of education is recorded as some high school, high school graduate, some college, college graduate, etc. This is an example of ordinal data.

    true
    false
    True or False
    30s
  • Q11

    The Chinese automobile company has recently made a decision to build a new plant in St. Petersburg.  In making this decision it used data supplied by the Russian statistical service. For the company, these data are example of:

    Primary data

    Experimental data

    Secondary data

    Reliable data

    30s
  • Q12

    An Internet service provider wants to determine its level of customer satisfaction. The best data collection to obtain the results most quickly is:

    Experiment

    Telephone survey

    Personal interview

    Mailed survey

    30s
  • Q13

    Which of the following data collection methods is most likely to generate the largest nonresponse?

    Personal interviews

    Telephone surveys

    Mail surveys

    Direct observation

    30s
  • Q14

    Which of the following types of questions provide the respondent with the greatest choice in responding to a question?

    Multiple choice questions

    Open-end questions

    Close-end questions

    True/false questions

    30s
  • Q15

    In developing and conducting a survey, what is the purpose of the pre-test phase?

    To catch any problems with the questionnaire before it is fully administered

    To generate initial data for analysis

    To make sure that the respondents like the issues being addressed by the survey

    To make sure that the cost of developing the survey instrument is not too great

    30s

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