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Try the following questions:

For questions 1 - 4, determine if the data listed is quantitative data or qualitative data.

1.

Jed's new horse:

  • 15.2 hands high

  • 1250 pounds

  • costs $2,200

  • age: 3 years, 4 months

 

 

Choose:

quantitative data
qualitative data

                                                               


 

2.

The tree:

  • rough brown bark

  • red berries

  • wandering branching

  • small, sharply edged leaves

 

Choose:

quantitative data
qualitative data

                                                               


 

3.

Pennsylvania coal:

  • florescent black

  • black residue

  • earthy smell

  • rough texture


 

Choose:

quantitative data
qualitative data

                                                               


 

4.

The students in the senior class at LHS High School:

  • 578 students

  • 236 honor students

  • 150 scholarship winners

  • 51% male

 

 

Choose:

quantitative data
qualitative data

                                                               



For questions 5 - 9, determine if the problem deals with univariate or bivariate data.

5.

Determine if the number of hours a student studies will improve his/her final examination scores.


 

Choose:

univariate data
bivariate data

                                                               


 

6.

Determine the mean score on the last math test.

Choose:

univariate data
bivariate data

                                                              


 

7.

Determine whether lowering cholesterol lowers the risk of heart disease.

Choose:

univariate data
bivariate data

                                                       


 

8.

Prepare a frequency table for the number of students scoring A, B, C, and D on the Chemistry test.

Choose:

univariate data
bivariate data

                                                           

 

 

9.

Which situation should be analyzed using bivariate data?

Choose:

Ms. Saleem keeps a list of the amount of time her daughter spends on her social studies homework.
Mr. Benjamin tries to see if his students' shoe sizes are directly related to their heights.
Mr. DeStefan records his customers' best video game scores during the summer.
Mr. Chan keeps track of his daughter's algebra grades for the quarter.



For questions 10 - 13, determine if the situation is biased.

10.

A study is conducted to determine whether office workers have high blood pressure.  The participants in the study were friends of the researcher who shared the same doctor.

Choose:

biased
unbiased

                                                       

 

 

11.

A study is conducted to determine the number of students who wore a free promotional T-shirt given to all students at a local university rock concert.  Five hundred students were chosen at random from the 5000 students attending the concert and asked if they wore the T-shirt during the concert.

Choose:

biased 
unbiased

 

 

12.

A study is conducted to estimate the average speed of drivers using the fast lane of the motorway.  To determine the drivers' speeds, a police car will follow the drivers on the motorway and record their speeds using the police car's speedometer.

Choose:

biased 
unbiased

 

 

13.

A movie theater is conducting a survey on their customer service.  Customers willing to complete the survey are entered in a drawing for a free iPod. 

Choose:

biased 
unbiased