Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
Average, Blinding, Categorical Value, Tmm0102
Language:
English
Media Formats:
Text/HTML

# Data, Measurement and Variables

## Overview

The study of a population, a process or a relationship of interest begins with collecting relevant data from representative samples. A good understanding of the key terms will help us design appropriate statistical analysis of the collected data.

Learning Objectives:

• Distinguish between the terms – population, parameter, sample, statistics, and other key terms.

• Distinguish between different types of statistical studies – observational, experimental, retrospective or prospective

• Learn about different levels of measurement, data types, and variables

• Learn about different ways of collecting data – Sampling Methods and Experiments

• Identify sources of measurement bias and variability

Textbook Material: Chapter 1, Sampling & Data

Suggested Homework Assignment

Chapter 1 – Pages 47 – 60 - Problems 42 to 62, 65, 67, 73, 74, 75, 78, 87, 91

# Chapter Exercises

Suggested Homework Assignment

Chapter 1 – Pages 47 – 60 - Problems 42 to 62, 65, 67, 73, 74, 75, 78, 87, 91

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# Class Worksheet

Data Types, Data Collection Methods

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# Lab

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