**Week 1 assignment: Variables and Measures of Data**

**Question**

Given that Angelina is collecting data on commute distance, what type of data is she working with?

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qualitative data

discrete quantitative data

continuous quantitative data

none of the above

**Question**

Patrick is collecting data on shoe size. What type of data is this?

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qualitative data

discrete quantitative data

continuous quantitative data

none of the above

**Question**

To determine whether or not grade level influences time spent studying, Samuel has designed a survey. What is the response variable?

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grade level

time spent studying

the number of people surveyed

none of the above

**Question**

A biologist samples and measures the length of the fish in a lake. What is the level of measurement of the data?

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nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

**Question**

A market researcher finds the price of several brands of fabric softener. What is the level of measurement of the data?

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nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

**Question**

Is the statement below true or false?

Continuous data is the type of quantitative data that is the result of counting.

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True

False

**Question**

Jason is collecting data on the number of books students read each year. What type of data is this?

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qualitative data

discrete quantitative data

continuous quantitative data

none of the above

**Question**

To determine whether or not number of siblings influences grade point average, Charles has designed a survey. What is the explanatory variable?

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number of siblings

grade point average

the number of people surveyed

none of the above

**Question**

Which of the following **best** describes the term response variable?

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the independent variable in an experiment

a variable that has an effect on a study even though it is neither an independent nor a dependent variable

the dependent variable in an experiment

a value or component of the independent variable applied in an experiment

**Question**

True or False?

An explanatory variable is a value or component of the independent variable applied in an experiment (This is a treatment)

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True

False

**Question**

Margaret is investigating if gender has any effect on political party associations. What is the response variable?

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political party associations

gender

the number of people that are being studied

none of the above

**Question**

A new mother keeps track of the time when her baby wakes up each morning. What is the level of measurement of the data?

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nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

**Question**

A track runner keeps track of how long it takes her to run the 200-meter dash. What is the level of measurement of the data?

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nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

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