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binomial qualitative variable 

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a qualitative variable about which observations can be made in only two categories 


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a data set containing information on two variables 


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continuous quantitative variable 

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a quantitative variable that an assume values at all points on a scale of values, with no breaks between possible values 


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the collection of data aobut perosns or objects by deliberately exposing them to some kind of change, while leaving all else unchanged, and subsequently recording how identical persons or objects respond to different types of change, or how different types of persons or objects respond to identical change 


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any collection of observations about one or more characteristics of interest possessed by one or more elementary units 


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any single observation about a specified characteristic of interest possessed by an elementary unit; the basic unit of the statistician's raw material 


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drawing inferences about an unknown part from a known whole 


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a branch of the discipline that is concerned with developing and utilizing techniques for effectively presenting numerical information so as to highlight patterns otherwise hidden in data sets 


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discrete quantitative variable 

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a quantitative variable that can assume values only at specific points on a scale of values, with inevitable gaps between them 


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persons or objects that have characteristics of intrest to statisticians 


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a complete listing of all elementary units relevant to a statistical investigation 


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drawing inferences about an unknown whole from a known part 


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inferential statistics or analytical statistics 

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a branch of the discipline that is concerned with developing and utilizing techniques for properly analyzing (or drawing inferences from) numerical information 


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numbers that possess all the characteristics of ordinal data and, in addition, relate to one another by meaningful intervals or distances, because all number are referenced to a common although admittedly arbitrary) zero point 


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the assignment of numbers to characteristics that are being observed 


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Multinomial qualitative variable 

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a qualitative variable about which observations can be made in more than two categories 


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a data set containing information on more than two variables 


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numbers that merely name or label differences in kind, and, thus, can serve the purpose of classifying observations about qualitative variables into mutually exclusive groups where the numbers in each group can then be counted 


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observational study or survey 

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the collection of data about persons or obejcts by merely recording information about selected characteristics of interest (such as A or B), while paying no attention to possibly widely diverging other characteristics (such as C or D) that may affect the chosen characteristics 


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numbers that label differences in kind, as nominal data do, but that, in addition by their very size also order or rank observations on the basis of importance 


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the set of all possible observations about a specified characteristic of interest 


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a variable that is normally described in words rather than numerically (because it differs in kind rather than degree among elementary units) 


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a variable that is normally expressed numerically (because it differs in degree rather than kind among the elementary units under study) 


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numbers that possess all the characteristics of interval data and, in addition, have meaningful ratios because they are referenced to an absolute or natural zero point hat denotes the complete absence of the characteristic being measured 


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a subset of a statistical population or of the frame form which it is derived 


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a branch of mathematics that is concerned with facilitating wise decision making in the face of uncertainty and that, therefore, develops and utilizes techniques for the careful collection, effective presenta 


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a data set containing information on one variable only 


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characteristics possessed by elementary units 

