1. What does “statistically literate” mean and why is it important to be “statistically literate”? Use examples from your own life and experience to enhance your discussion.
2. The numerical aspect of statistics can be described as “numbers with social context.” What does this mean to you? Use specific examples to illustrate your thoughts.
3. Imagine you are a research psychologist and you wanted to study “flirting.” How would you do it? Provide an independent variable and dependent variable.
4. For each of the following, determine if the variable is continuous or discrete and why:
a. Time taken to read a book chapter
b. Favorite food
c. Cognitive ability
e. Letter grade received in a class
5. Identify the scale of measurement (nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio) and why it is that scale of measurement for the following:
a. military title -- Lieutenant, Captain, Major
b. hat, shirt, shoes, pants
c. heat measured in degrees Fahrenheit
d. score on a 5-point quiz measuring knowledge of algebra
e. City of birth