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According to this article, what is STATISTICS?

Statistics is the universal language of the sciences that involves information, numbers, visual graphics to summarize information and its interpretation. In other words, the science of collecting, describing, and interpreting data.

Statistics is a method of analyzing and collecting data that is not easily visible and must be described by using mathematics and other sciences.

Statistics is using data, concluding data and making inferential theories from the information that has a positive normal distribution.

Statistics involves using information, numbers, and descriptive conclusions to help businesses make corrective business decisions based on the descriptive techniques that create perfect graphs.

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Descriptive statistics involves...

collection, presentation, and description of sample data

the technique of interpreting the values resulting from the descriptive techniques and making decisions and drawing conclusions about the population

attempting to provide incorrect information and provide misleading graphs

using information, numbers, and graphics even when data can't be collected

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Inferential statistics involves...

collection, presentation, and description of sample data

the technique of interpreting the values resulting from the descriptive techniques and making decisions and drawing conclusions about the population

attempting to provide incorrect information and provide misleading graphs

using information, numbers, and graphics even when data can't be collected

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Careful use of statistical methods does not include....

carefully defining the situation

gathering data

summarizing the data accurately

deriving and communicating meaningful conclusions

throwing out data that does not fit the graph

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What is not a usual question to ask when conducting statistical analysis?

If the data does not give me the results I want do I still trust the results?

Where did the data come from, what is its source?

What kind of surveys were conducted, if any?

Are the results of the data reliable?

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Statistics are used...

in education

in science

in government

in mathematics

all of the answer choices

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The POPULATION in statistics is best described by...

a collection, or set, of individuals, objects, or events whose properties are to be analyzed

the total number of people that live in a particular city

the incomplete collection of individuals or objects that are of interest to the sample collector

a collection of people that are being analyzed for membership on a list of particular elements to be studied

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A finite population is one that...

can be physically listed

the membership in the population is unlimited

ends abruptly due to a catastrophy

ends abruptly due to natural causes, such as a flood or the ice age

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An infinite population is one that...

can be physically listed

the membership in the population is unlimited

ends abruptly due to artificial intervention, such as treating with an antibiotic

ends abruptly due to natural causes, such as a flood or the ice age

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A sample is...

a subset of a population

an infinite selection of a population

a characteristic of a population

a data value generated by the statistical information

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A variable (or response variable) is

a characteristic of interest about each individual element of a population or sample

a characteristic that is irrelevant to the collection of the data

a characteristic that changes when the data is collected

a characteristic or trait that will be ignored in a sample population

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An experiment is...

a planned activity whose results yield a set of data

a numerical value that summarizes all of the data of an entire population

the set of values collected from the variable from each of the elements that belong to the sample

A numerical value summarizing the sample data

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A parameter is...

a planned activity whose results yield a set of data

a numerical value that summarizes all of the data of an entire population

the set of values collected from the variable from each of the elements that belong to the sample

A numerical value summarizing the sample data

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A statistic is...

a planned activity whose results yield a set of data

a numerical value that summarizes all of the data of an entire population

the set of values collected from the variable from each of the elements that belong to the sample

A numerical value summarizing the sample data

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Data is...

a planned activity whose results yield a set of data

a numerical value that summarizes all of the data of an entire population

the set of values collected from the variable from each of the elements that belong to the sample

A numerical value summarizing the sample data

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Which of the following statements about variables is correctly paired?

A qualitative variable describes or categorizes an element of population, while a quantitative variable quantifies an element of a population

A quantitative variable describes or categorizes an element of population, while a qualitative variable quantifies an element of a population

A qualitative variable describes an element of the sample population, while a quantitative variable quantifies an element of total population

A quantitative variable describes an element of the sample population, while a qualitative variable quantifies an element of total population

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A nominal variable...

is a qualitative variable that characterizes, describes, or names an element of a population

is a qualitative variable that incorporates an ordered position, or ranking

a quantitative variable that can assume a countable number of values, in other words, there is a gap between any two values

a quantitative variable that can assume an uncountable number of values, in other words, it includes every possible value between any two values

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An ordinal variable...

is a qualitative variable that characterizes, describes, or names an element of a population

is a qualitative variable that incorporates an ordered position, or ranking

a quantitative variable that can assume a countable number of values, in other words, there is a gap between any two values

a quantitative variable that can assume an uncountable number of values, in other words, it includes every possible value between any two values

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A discrete variable...

is a qualitative variable that characterizes, describes, or names an element of a population

is a qualitative variable that incorporates an ordered position, or ranking

a quantitative variable that can assume a countable number of values, in other words, there is a gap between any two values

a quantitative variable that can assume an uncountable number of values, in other words, it includes every possible value between any two values

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A continuous variable...

is a qualitative variable that characterizes, describes, or names an element of a population

is a qualitative variable that incorporates an ordered position, or ranking