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Statistical Procedures in Education

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1. For each case below, choose the most appropriate statistical procedure:
a. A teacher of a low-level reading group is interested in what the average score is for the group of 25 students.

b. An administrator wants to find out if there is a relationship between teacher absences and student achievement.

c. A math teacher wants to know how many ability groups should be formed within a class of 30 students.

d. A student teacher is interested in finding out the number of students who rate his performance as good, excellent, average, or poor.

2. Identify the scale of measurement in each of the following:
a. attitudes toward school
b. grouping students on the basis of hair color
c. asking judges to rank order students from most cooperative to least cooperative


Solution Summary

This provides examples of how to choose the correct statistical procedure for various educational situations (note: this solution should not be considered a ready-to-submit solution, but rather a guide for confirming your own work).