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Descriptive VS Inferential The enumeration, organization & depiction of data that has been. Using information from the sample to say something about entire population.
Variables, Constructs, Constants A characteristic researchers collect data on. Usually used to infer constructs. A complex abstract concept that cannot be directly observed, ie: creativity, intelligence Constants = no variation. A characteristic that is fixed for entire sample,ie: male
Qualitative VS Quantitative Subjective,ie:hot weather VS Objective,ie: 90F
Independent VS Dependent Independent: the predictor, presume cause of outcomes. Dependent:what you trying to predict, outcomes.
Discrete VS Continuous Discrete: whole number 1,2,3 Continuous: fractions 11.5
Levels of Measurements: Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio In practice: categorical, interval & ratio used most. Nominal:assigned # to facilitate analyses,NO actual value,ie:male=0,female=1 Ordinal:represent rank Interval:represent absolute# with equally spaced unit between numbers.NO absolute zero.0 Temp=still has temp.ie:Temp,clock Ratio:like interval w/ abso 0
Created by: extrajoss