DSST Principles Of Statistics Exam Prep

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DSST Principles Of Statistics Exam Prep

Statistics is a mathematical discipline that is concerned with the collection and interpretation of data. Modern statistical approaches involves the use of analytical software to effectively understand raw data and make a reasonable conclusion. This can be achieved by correct, data visualization. Evaluate your statistical reasoning by taking this quiz.


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  • 1. 
    What part of statistics deals with the analysis of random phenomena?
    • A. 

      Standard deviation

    • B. 

      Probability theory

    • C. 

      Dispersion

    • D. 

      Descriptive statistics

  • 2. 
    What part of statistics focuses the variation within a distribution?
    • A. 

      Central tendency

    • B. 

      Observational study

    • C. 

      Hypothesis

    • D. 

      Dispersion

  • 3. 
    Which of these is not related to statistics?
    • A. 

      Linear algebra

    • B. 

      Geometry

    • C. 

      Differential equations

    • D. 

      Stochastic analysis

  • 4. 
    Which of these is not a numerical descriptor of a distribution?
    • A. 

      Median

    • B. 

      Mode

    • C. 

      T-test

    • D. 

      Mean

  • 5. 
    Which of these is not a type of data?
    • A. 

      Integer

    • B. 

      Continuous

    • C. 

      Categorical

    • D. 

      Boolean

  • 6. 
    Which of these is not an estimator?
    • A. 

      Mode

    • B. 

      Variance

    • C. 

      Mean

    • D. 

      Covariance

  • 7. 
    Which of these random variables is not a pivot?
    • A. 

      T value

    • B. 

      Chi square statistic

    • C. 

      F test

    • D. 

      Z test

  • 8. 
    When was the earliest work in statistics began?
    • A. 

      1667

    • B. 

      1663

    • C. 

      1671

    • D. 

      1563

  • 9. 
    Which of these persons was not involved in development of probability theory?
    • A. 

      Blaise Pascal

    • B. 

      Pierre de Fermat

    • C. 

      Gerolamo Cardano

    • D. 

      Isaac Newton

  • 10. 
    When was the method of least squares first discussed?
    • A. 

      1908

    • B. 

      1598

    • C. 

      1784

    • D. 

      1605