2.2 Characteristics Of Data

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  • 1. 
    The value of a hockey player can be measured in many different ways. Here are four examples: his speed, how hard his shot his, how many goals he has scored, his +/- rating. What is true about these variables?
    • A. 

      Some are qualitative and some are quantitative

    • B. 

      All are quantitative and continuous

    • C. 

      All are qualitative and some are continuous and some are discrete

    • D. 

      All are quantitative and some are continuous and some are discrete

  • 2. 
    The following variables can be associated with a hockey player. Which variable is continuous?
    • A. 

      Number of goals scored

    • B. 

      Colour of stick tape used

    • C. 

      Stride length

    • D. 

      Number of Stanley Cups won

  • 3. 
    The following variables can be associated with a hockey player. Which variable is qualitative
    • A. 

      Number of goals scored

    • B. 

      Colour of stick tape used

    • C. 

      Stride length

    • D. 

      Speed of slap shot

  • 4. 
    An agricultural researcher wishes to study how the price of a new type of crop being grown in 10 counties across the country will vary with the weather. What type of study will be the most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Cross-sectional study that uses a sample of the counties where the crop is grown

    • B. 

      Cross-sectional study that takes a census of the counties where the crop is grown

    • C. 

      Longitudinal study that uses a sample of the counties where the crop is grown

    • D. 

      Longitudinal study that takes a census of the counties where the crop is grown

  • 5. 
    In which scenario is it better to take a sample rather than a census?
    • A. 

      Testing light bulbs being manufactured in a plant to see how long they last

    • B. 

      Determining the termite population in a city

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      Neither a nor b

  • 6. 
    For the following thesis question, which type of study is the most appropriate? Do the grades of student athletes across Canada change over the course of the school year?
    • A. 

      Cross-sectional sample

    • B. 

      Cross-sectional census

    • C. 

      Longitudinal sample

    • D. 

      Longitudinal census

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