By Alan Agresti
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B) Time. (c) Sex. (d) Brands of orange juice. (e) Size of family. (f ) Achievement score in mathematics. (g) Merit ratings of employees. (h) Score on an introversion–extroversion scale. 8. Temperature is considered to be an example of a continuous variable. What kind of variable is formed when we measure temperature to the nearest tenth of a degree? Explain. 9. 22222 pounds? 2 pounds? (c) 90 pounds? Explain. 10. In one state, voters register as Republican, Democrat, or Independent and records of the total registration are kept.
There is no substitute for common sense” (Wilkinson & the Task Force on Statistical Inference, 1999). Frank & Ernest © NEA Reprinted by Permission. qxd 6/23/10 12:27 PM Page 14 Chapter 1. Introduction 14 In this book, we will introduce you to one of the most popular of the many statistical software packages: IBM SPSS. IBM SPSS was formerly known as SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), the name of the company that markets and sells the software. SPSS was acquired by IBM in October 2009.
With good questions at the beginning of a study and good common sense throughout, statistical procedures are very helpful tools in arriving at answers to those questions. 8 Some Tips on Studying Statistics A good teacher is a tough guy who cares very deeply about something that is hard to understand. Norman MacLean, University of Chicago Is statistics a hard subject? It is and it isn’t. In general, learning how to do it requires attention, care, and arithmetic accuracy, but it is not particularly difficult.
Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences, Fourth Edition by Alan Agresti