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Understanding Basic Statistics

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Charles Henry Brase + 1 other
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Charles Henry Brase + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337558075
Textbook Problem

Critical Thinking Numbers are often assigned to data that are categorical in nature.

(a) Consider these number assignments for category items describing electronic ways of expressing personal opinions:

1 = Twitter; 2 = e-mail; 3 = text message; 4 = Facebook; 5 = blog

Are these numerical assignments at the ordinal data level or higher? Explain.

(b) Consider these number assignments for category items describing usefulness of customer service:

1 = not helpful; 2 = somewhat helpful; 3 = very helpful; 4 = extremely helpful

Are these numerical assignments at the ordinal data level? Explain. What about at the interval level or higher? Explain.

(a)

To determine

To explain: Whether the provided numerical assignments are at the ordinal data level or higher.

Explanation

The given values are 1—twitter, 2—email, 3—text message, 4—Facebook, and 5—blog and these values are nominal...

(b)

To determine

To explain: Whether provided numerical assignments are at the ordinal data level or higher.

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