Defining the Nature of an Attribute Being Measured

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Which of the following sample types is the least biased?

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1. A school principal wants to determine how many students wear school colors to football games. She stands at the ticket booth and counts the number of students wearing school colors as they come into the game. Why type of study is she conducting?

2. To perform a study on the fashion choices in your town, you stand in front of your favorite clothing store and ask the customers to tell you name of their favorite clothing brand, as they enter the store. What kind of sample are you taking?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Using the worksheet and quiz, see how familiar you are with defining the nature of an attribute being measured. Types of studies and samples are covered on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you can gauge your comprehension of:

  • An example of a categorical attribute
  • Attribute of the length of a person's hair
  • Sample type that is the least biased
  • Type of study in which a person counts the number of participants

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - retrieve the details you gained about the type of sample in which you ask people in front of a store to identify their favorite clothing brand
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the nature of an attribute being measured
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different types of attributes

Additional Learning

If you would like to review more, access the lesson called Defining the Nature of an Attribute Being Measured. Other topics you can assess include:

  • The meaning of population
  • Types of studies
  • Sample types
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