Research Methods - Statistics

Levels of data

Descriptive statistics

Levels of significance

  • Created by: Kaydee
  • Created on: 04-04-13 19:23
What are the 4 levels of data?
Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ration (NOIR)
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What is nominal data ?
Data which has been collected in catagories using tallies (ie. Coding schemes)
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What is ordinal data?
Data which records the order of participants scores eg. 1st, 2nd, 3rd OR data collected from unoffical scales
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What is interval data?
Data collected from offical scales, can contain negatives eg.Temperature
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What is ratio data?
Data collected by countig scores per person OR data collected from offical scales, can only contain positive numbers eg.height
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Mode, Median and mean are all measures of ....
central tendency
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Which average is used for nominal data?
Mode
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which average is used for ordinal data?
Median
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Which average is used for interval/ratio data?
mean
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If outliers are present which average should be used?
median
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what is meant by measures of dispersion?
The range
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What type of graph should be used for experiments?
Bar chart (plotting the average result)
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what type of graph should be used for correlations?
Scatter graph
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Fill in the gaps: Ratio/interval data can be converted into _______ data by ______ ____ ______ ______ _______
ordinal, by putting the results into order
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A test of difference =
Independant measures and repeated measures
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A test of realtionship =
Association/Correlation
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What does this statement mean?: The research was found to be significant at the level of significance P<0.05
The probability that the results are due to chance or extraneous variables is less than 5%
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What is nominal data ?

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What is interval data?

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