Observational Study in Statistics: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following statements are true about an observational study?

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1. Which of the following are examples of an observational study?

2. Which of the following are NOT examples of an observational study?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of these educational assets is to check your knowledge of observational studies in statistics. You will need to know what these studies are and understand their components for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools are geared towards helping you check your knowledge of:

  • Structure of an observational study
  • Observational study examples
  • Advantages and disadvantages of these studies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the format of an observational study
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the pros of using these studies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the cons of observational studies and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more details about these observational tools, check out the lesson called Observational Study in Statistics: Definition & Examples. Thanks to this lesson, you can cover these objectives quickly:

  • Define statistics
  • Review non-examples of these studies
  • Identify the purpose of observational studies