# Statistics MCQs

Every night before closing, the night manager counts the amount of money in the cash register. The amount of money in the cash register is an example of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 2

Which of the following refers to when a researcher gathers data on a group to describe or reach conclusions about that same group?

descriptive statistics

inferential statistics

inside statistics

non parametric statistics

Question 3

A market research questionnaire asks customers to check which of the following is their occupation: engineer, teacher, business person, minister, construction worker, or other. Each of these six is assigned one of six numbers. For example, if a person checks "other" than they will be assigned a six for computing purposes. These numbers are examples of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 4

A researcher studies the effectiveness of managers at a small company containing 46 employees. The researcher interviews every employee, gathers data, analyzes the data, and writes up a report of her findings for company management. Company management uses the report to improve their administration of the company. This is an example of:

sample statistics

descriptive statistics

decision making statistics

inferential statistics

Question 5

Consumers are surveyed to determine if they have a positive image of a local company. One of the questions is "Do you think that Company X is good for the community?" Surveyed consumers circle Yes or No. When the answers are coded for analysis, a Yes is given a 2 and a No is given a 1. These numbers are an example of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 6

Which of the following data are sometimes referred to as qualitative data?

numeric

interval

non metric

metric

Question 7

On a human resources form, an employee lists how many children he has under the age of 21. This number is an example of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 8

One definition of statistics includes all but which one of the following on numerical data

analysis

presentation

creation

collection

Question 9

The quality control technician records the Fahrenheit temperature in the manufacturing plant every hour. These temperatures are an example of what level of data?

Nominal

Ordinal

Ratio

Interval

Question 10

A business researcher records the time it takes for a customer to go from their car in the parking lot into the shopping mall entrance. This is an example of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 11

Which level of data has an absolute zero?

nomial

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 12

A Internet business site lists the top 50 businesses according to profitability from last year. If one of these businesses is selected, their ranking in the top 50 (eg. number 40) is an example of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 13

A company is rated on the friendliness of its employees on a scale from one to three where a one is very friendly, a two is friendly, and a three is not friendly. These numbers are examples of what level of data?

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

Question 14

Which of the following is represented by Greek letters?

census

sample

statistic

parameter

Question 15

If the data are nominal or ordinal, then the statistician should use what type of statistics to analyze the data?

parametric

non paramteric

multivariate

non related

#### Solution Summary

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