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FTCE Math: Overview of Statistics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When researchers have a limited amount of time to collect data, they use convenience sampling because it is often:

Question 2 2. In a study, a group of mice are given an injection of a drug proposed to shrink lung tumors. After one month, the tumors are measured. This is an example of a(n) _____ study.

Question 3 3. Which of the following is NOT a question you need to ask when organizing your data for analysis?

Question 4 4. Jean is conducting an experiment. She has her researchers help her administer hair growth supplements to ten people in a research group. The researchers administer a placebo to ten different people in a research group. The researchers know which people are getting the real supplement and which are getting the placebo. They begin to act differently in front of each group and make comments to the group receiving the placebo that may indicate the treatment will not work. Which type of confounding is this?

Question 5 5. Alyssa wants to support a hypothesis of causation between how much a child has been read to before the age of 5 and their IQ level. She wants to collect data by conducting a survey of parents of grade school students and comparing it to the reported IQ levels of the students. Which type of study and variables does she need to use?

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Question 6 6. What is information that is collected for analysis?

Question 7 7. What do we call a part of a population used to describe the whole group?

Question 8 8. What is data that can be ordered and ranked, but not measured?

Question 9 9. What is a part of a population used to describe the whole group?

Question 10 10.

Katie is collecting data about the number of people that are interested in different dance styles. After passing out a survey, she has gathered the following information:

Style / Number of people interested in this style

Ballet / 20

Jazz /12

Hip Hop / 8

Lyrical / 26

Tap / 10

What type of data did Katie collect?

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Question 11 11. A coach records the levels of ability in martial arts of various kids. What type of data is this?

Question 12 12. A study that seeks to determine if blondes have more fun by analyzing blonde-haired people who own dogs fails.

Question 13 13. In a study, a group of mice are put into a maze with multiple paths and options. The time it takes each mouse to complete the maze and the path taken are recorded. This is an example of a(n) _____ study.

Question 14 14. What are all members of a specified group?

Question 15 15. In a psychological study, reliability refers to

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Question 16 16. What is it called when the results of an experiment are true in the outside population?

Question 17 17. Marco is conducting an experiment on training certain breeds of dogs. He wants to know how long, on average, it would take to teach a Labrador to fetch an object. He gets a group of dogs to conduct his experiment. 5 of the dogs are Labradors and 3 of the dogs are Dalmatians. What is the population and sample in this experiment?

Question 18 18. What is categorical data that assigns numerical values as an attribute to an object, animal, person or any other non-number?

Question 19 19. The null hypothesis is a prediction that _____.

Question 20 20. Which two are examples of descriptive statistics?

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Question 21 21. What are the characteristics of a sample used to infer information about the population?

Question 22 22. If a researcher incorrectly rejects a null hypothesis, it is an example of a _____.

Question 23 23. What is the term for the other factors that can have an effect on research results?

Question 24 24. David wants to collect information about his friends and how many siblings they each have. David has eight friends. How should he collect this data? Why?

Question 25 25. What is data that is grouped in evenly distributed values and measured based on the group to which the variable is attributed?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following answers is an example of discrete data?

Question 27 27. A study that seeks to determine the effectiveness of a fast food commercial that tests some people before lunch and others after lunch fails.

Question 28 28. What is a mathematical comparison between two numbers?

Question 29 29. The numbers on lacrosse jerseys are an example of _____ data.

Question 30 30. Samantha is gathering information about how many calories the athletes on her team consume during game week. Which answer correctly indicates how the data should be analyzed for both categorical and quantitative research?

FTCE Math: Overview of Statistics Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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