Module 3: "Finding Errors And Biases In The Tables And Charts"

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  • 1. 
    To display the answer for this question: "How Much Rain Really Fell?", which one of these graphs is a more likely accurate picture of data?
    • A. 

      The right chart

    • B. 

      The left chart

  • 2. 
    The larger the scale of y-axis is, the _________ the differences between 2 lines/columns is.
    • A. 

      Smaller

    • B. 

      Larger

  • 3. 
    You are creating a column graph from this table of data,  in order to emphasize the similarity of 4 layers' thickness, which one of these ranges of value is the best choice?
    • A. 

      5-14

    • B. 

      7-14

    • C. 

      0-14

    • D. 

      10-14

  • 4. 
    In an experiment, seven students tried to mix a solution of salt water so that its concentration would be exactly 7.00%. When the teacher tested the concentration of their solutions, he got the results in this table.Which one of these 2 graphs is more likely to be an accurate picture of data? 
    • A. 

      Graph 1

    • B. 

      Graph 2

  • 5. 
    You are creating a line graph from this table of data, in order to show how similar the measurements are, which range of values is the best choice?
    • A. 

      6.0-8.0

    • B. 

      6.5-8.0

    • C. 

      6.0-7.5

    • D. 

      6.9-7.1

  • 6. 
    This pie chart intends to show the proportion of students in third grade. Is it true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Diana,Mia and Terri went for bowling, then Mia and Terri graphed their scores. Can you guess who made each graph?
    • A. 

      Mia

    • B. 

      Terri

    • C. 

      Mia

    • D. 

      Terri

  • 8. 
    From this table of personnel data, you want to draw a chart. Which chart creates a perceptually misleading comparison?
    • A. 

      Graph 1

    • B. 

      Graph 2

  • 9. 
    In statistics, a ______________, also known as a distorted graph, is a graph that misrepresents data, constituting a misuse of statistics and with the result that an incorrect conclusion may be derived from it.
    • A. 

      Graph

    • B. 

      Misleading graph

    • C. 

      Correct graph

    • D. 

      Truncated graph

    • E. 

      Torn graph