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Practice Quiz Chapter 05
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All of the following are true regarding statistics except ________.
a) statistics are objective ways of interpreting observations
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b) statistics help answer questions related to description, prediction, and association
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c) the study design informs that type of statistics that are needed
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d) research hypotheses play a minimal role in determining appropriate statistics
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e) statistics can be used to explain differences in the data
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A symmetrical data distribution around a centre of scores best describes a ________.
a) kurtosis
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b) positively skewed distribution
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c) negatively skewed distribution
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d) normal distribution
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e) trimodal distribution
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The ________ is the most frequently occurring score.
a) mean
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b) median
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c) mode
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d) standard deviation
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e) variance
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Common measures of variability include all of the following except ________.
a) range
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b) variance
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c) standard deviation
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d) interquartile range
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e) ANOVA
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When data are measured at interval or ratio levels, the statistics are called ________.
a) percentage tests
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b) non-parametric tests
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c) parametric tests
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d) standard deviations
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e) boxplots
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A ________ is a statistical test is used when the study has two groups of different participants, and each participant contributes one score to the data.
a) paired t-test
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b) independent t-test
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c) ANCOVA
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d) chi-square
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e) correlation
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You are interested in comparing by sex, the academic averages of students who: take notes in class manually (group one), take notes in class with a computer (group two), and don't take notes at all (group 3). Thus, you choose to conduct a ________.
a) paired t-test
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b) independent t-test
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c) factorial ANOVA
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d) repeated measures ANOVA
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e) MANOVA
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You are watching the Olympics and curious about the relationship between skating speed and injury prevalence. The most appropriate statistical analysis to answer this question is ________.
a) correlation
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b) ANOVA
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c) A meta-analysis
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d) a chi-square test
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e) a post-hoc test
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All of the following are true regarding a meta-analysis except ________.
a) it integrates findings from several studies and quantifies them using an effect size
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b) the PRISMA is used to report this type of research
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c) a meta-analysis can be conducted without statistical analysis
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d) a meta-analysis can be used for building evidence-based guidelines and theory testing
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e) publication bias can be a weakness of meta-analysis
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All of the following are true regarding hypothesis testing except ________.
a) rejecting the H0 when the H0 is true = Type I error
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b) rejecting the H1 when the H1 is true = Type I error
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c) rejecting the H0 when the H0 is false = Correct outcome
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d) accepting the H0 when the H0 is true = Correct outcome
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e) accepting the H0 when the H0 is false = Type II error
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The horizontal axis of a histogram is also called the y-axis; the vertical axis of a histogram is also called the x-axis.
a) True
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b) False
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In a normal distribution, the mean, median, and mode will be the same value.
a) True
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b) False
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A larger standard deviation represents a greater spread of scores; a smaller standard deviation suggests the scores are more similar and closer together.
a) True
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b) False
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The closer the correlation coefficient is to 1.0, the weaker the association between the variables.
a) True
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b) False
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A p-value of .05 equates to there being 5% room for error or chance, which is equal to being 95% confident that the results are genuine and not due to chance.
a) True
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b) False
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