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Methods used that summarize or describe characteristics of data are called _______ statistics.

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descriptive

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A value at the center or middle of a data set is a(n) _____.

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measure of center

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Which of the following is NOT a measure of center?
-census
-mean
-median
-mode

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census

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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of the mean?
-The mean is relatively reliable.
-The mean is called the average by statisticians.
-The mean is sensitive to outliers.
-The mean takes every data value into account.

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The mean is called average by statisticians.

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The measure of center that is the value that occurs with the greatest frequency is the

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mode

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Which of the following is always true?
-For skewed data, the mode is farther out in the longer tail than the median.
-The mean and median should be used to identify the shape of the distribution.
-Data skewed to the right have a longer left tail than right tail.
-In a symmetric and bell-shaped distribution, the mean, median, and mode are the same.

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In a symmetric and bell-shaped distribution, the mean, median, and mode are the same

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Which measure of variation is very sensitive to extreme values?

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Range

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Which of the following is NOT a property of the standard deviation?
-The value of the standard deviation is never negative
-The standard deviation is a measure of variation of all data values from the mean.
-When comparing variation in samples with different means, it is good practice to compare the two sample standard deviations.
-The units of the standard deviation are the same as the unites of the original data.

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When comparing variation in samples with different means, it is good practice to compare the two sample standard deviations.

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The Range Rule of Thumb roughly estimates the standard deviation of a data set as _______.

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S= RANGE/4

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For data sets having a distribution that approximately bell-shaped, ______ states that about 68% of all data values fall within one standard deviation from the mean.

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the Empirical Rule

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The square of the standard deviation is called the _______.

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variance

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When a data is converted to a standardized scale representing the number of standard deviations the data value lies from the mean, we call the new value a ______.

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z-score

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A data value is considered ______ if its z-score is less than -2 or greater than 2.

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unusual

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Whenever a data value is less than the mean, ______.

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the corresponding z-score is negative

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Which of the following is NOT a value in the 5-number summary?
-Median
-Mean
-Minimum
-Q1

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Mean

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A _______ exists between two variables when the values of one variable are somehow associated with the values of the other variable.

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correlation

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When determining whether there is a correlation between two variables, one should be a ______ to explore the data visually.

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scatter-plot

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Which of the following statements about correlation is true?
-We say that there is a positive correlation between x and y if there x-values increase as the corresponding y-values increase.
-We say that there is a positive correlation between x and y if there is no distinct pattern in the scatter-plot.
-We say that there is a negative correlation between x and y if the x-values increase as the corresponding y-values increase.
-We say that there is a positive correlation between x and y if the x-values increase as the corresponding y-values decrease.

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We say that there is a positive correlation between x and y if the x-values increase as the corresponding y-values increase.

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The ________ measures the strength of the linear correlation between the paired quantitative x- and y-values in a sample.

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linear correlation coefficient r

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Which of the following is NOT a requirement in determining whether there is a linear correlation between two variables?
-Any outliers must be removed if they are known to be errors.
-If r>1, then there is a positive linear correlation.
-The sample of paired data is sample random sample of quantitative data.
-A scatter-plot should be visually show a straight-line pattern.

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If r>1, then there is a positive linear correlation

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Which of the following is NOT a property of the linear correlation coefficient r?
-The value of r is always between -1 and 1 inclusive.
-The value of r is not affected by the choice of x or y.
-The value of r measure the strength of a linear relationship.
-The linear correlation r is robust. This is, a single outlier will not affect the value of r.

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The linear correlation coefficient is robust. That is, a single outlier will not affect the value of r.

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Which of the following is NOT one of three common errors involving correlation?
- Correlation does not imply causality.
-The conclusion that correction implies causality.
-The use of data based on averages.
-Mistaking no linear correlation with no correlation

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Correlation does not imply causality

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When making predictions based on regression lines, which of the following is not listed as a consideration?
-Use the regression equation for predictions only if the graph of regression line on the scatter-plot confirms that the regression line fits the point reasonably well.
-Use the regression equation for prediction only if the linear correlation coefficient r indicates that there is a linear correlation between two variables.
-Use the regression line for prediction only if the data go far beyond the scope of the available sample data.
-If the regression equation does not appear to be useful for making predictions, the best predicted value of a variable is its point estimate.

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Use the regression line for prediction only if the data go far beyond the scope of the available sample data

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In a scatter-plot, a(n) _________ is a point lying far away from the other data points.

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outlier