A teacher wishes to know whether the males in his/her class have more conservative attitudes than the females. A questionnaire is distributed assessing attitudes and the males and the females are compared. Is this an example of descriptive or inferential statistics?

A cognitive psychologist is interested in comparing two ways of presenting stimuli on subsequent memory. Twelve subjects are presented with each method and a memory test is given. What would be the roles of descriptive and inferential statistics in the analysis of these data?

If you are told that you scored in the 80th percentile, from just this information would you know exactly what that means and how it was calculated? Explain.

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  • 8 years ago
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  • 5 years ago

    What is the dependent variable? On what scale (nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio) was it measured?

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