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Ch 1: TECEP Principles of Statistics: Measurement

About This Chapter

Learn about measurement as it relates to statistics with these engaging video lessons and quizzes. This chapter helps you learn everything you need to know about measurement as you prepare for the TECEP Principles of Statistics exam.

TECEP Principles of Statistics: Measurement - Chapter Summary

You can learn about the different types of measurements used in statistics by watching this chapter's video lessons and taking the accompanying multiple-choice quizzes. The chapter will make sure you have the knowledge and skills needed for the measurement portion of the TECEP Principles of Statistics exam. This chapter covers the following skills:

  • Defining descriptive and inferential statistics and understanding the differences between them
  • Understanding nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio measurements
  • Identifying examples of discrete and continuous data
  • Making sense of quantitative data
  • Differentiating between quantitative and qualitative measurement
  • Explaining categorical data
  • Recognizing the differences between samples and populations

These lessons offer easy-to-understand definitions and illustrative examples of several measurement concepts. The videos will help you tell the differences between measurement types, which is necessary for developing a solid understanding of statistics. Statistics experts are available to answer any questions you may have, and after you work your way through the chapter, you can take the chapter exam to make sure you've fully grasped and internalized these measurement definitions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 1: TECEP Principles of Statistics: Measurement
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Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: Definition, Differences & Examples

2. Descriptive & Inferential Statistics: Definition, Differences & Examples

Descriptive and inferential statistics each give different insights into the nature of the data gathered. One alone cannot give the whole picture. Together, they provide a powerful tool for both description and prediction.

Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio Measurements: Definition & Examples

3. Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio Measurements: Definition & Examples

Different types of data can be grouped and measured in different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio measurements.

Discrete & Continuous Data: Definition & Examples

4. Discrete & Continuous Data: Definition & Examples

You might be surprised to find that data is more than just a collection of numbers. Data is divided into several categories, including discrete and continuous data. Find out why!

What is Quantitative Data? - Definition & Examples

5. What is Quantitative Data? - Definition & Examples

Watch this video lesson to find out the difference between saying you have seven apples and saying that those apples are delicious. You will learn about quantitative data and why it is useful.

The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement

6. The Difference Between Qualitative & Quantitative Measurement

In research, there are generally two types of data. In this lesson, we'll look at quantitative and qualitative measurement, when each are used, and how researchers can sometimes use both.

What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Categorical Data? - Definition & Examples

Categorical data is one of two types of data that you can collect when conducting research. This lesson will teach you how to understand and use categorical data.

Difference between Populations & Samples in Statistics

8. Difference between Populations & Samples in Statistics

Before you start collecting any information, it is important to understand the differences between population and samples. This lesson will show you how!

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