The Purpose of Statistical Models


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Why do different types of statistical models exist?

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1. Variables are collected in the form of data. What are the two major forms of data?

2. The _____ is a condition or piece of data in an experiment that is controlled or influenced by an outside factor, most often the independent variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz/worksheet, expect to be tested on useful information such as the types of variables, types of models, and their properties.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can plan to be asked about:

  • Observed variables
  • A piece of data controlled by another variable
  • Variables that impact the response variable
  • Conditions/pieces of data that are subject to change
  • Combinations of inferences based on collected data/population understanding

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding qualities of different variables
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding types of variables and models and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dependency of certain variables

Additional Learning

See what else you can learn about this information by watching our related video lesson. This lesson's title is The Purpose of Statistical Models, and it's going to cover:

  • Why we use statistics
  • Types of statistical models
  • The classifications of variables