KT2- Keely Hittle


  1. Define descriptive and inferential statistics. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?

Descriptive statistics are numbers that are used to summarize and describe data.
EX: It would be helpful to know, that all participants in the example wore a red shirt.
Inferential statistics use a random sample of data taken from a population to describe and make inferences about the population.
EX: I could stand in a mall and ask a sample of 150 people if they like shopping at Dillard’s.

  1. Define populations and samples. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?

Sample: is a small subset of a larger set of
EX: how many newborn babies in North America were boys?
Population: larger set is known as the
population from which the sample is drawn
EX: total number of newborn babies in North America.

  1. Define an independent and dependent variable. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?

Independent variable- This is when a variable is manipulated by an experimenter
EX: An example could be the different ages because that is what changes the height

Dependent variable- Relief from depression
EX: An example could be, how tall you are at different ages.

  1. What is the distinction between a discrete and a continuous variable (provide examples of both)?

Discrete variable- Variables such as a number of children in a household.
EX: A household could have 3 or 6 people but not 2.5 people.

Continuous variable- This is known as “time to respond to a question” variable. Because it is continuous and does not have discrete steps.
EX: The response time could be, 1.2 seconds or 1.23456745 seconds

  1. What are the different levels of measurement? Provide examples of the different levels.

Ratio, interval, ordinal and nominal.
Ratio: an example would be, “how much money you have in your pocket right now”
Interval: an example would be the Fahrenheit scale
Ordinal: an example of this would be options like “very dissatisfied”, “somewhat dissatisfied”, “somewhat satisfied”, or “very satisfied”
Nominal: an example would be gender, favorite color, and religion

  1. What is DSRP?

D- distinctions
S- systems
R- relationships
P- perspectives
DSRP is a theory or method of thinking developed by systems theorists and cognitive scientists, Derek Cabrera.

  1. How is “Test” defined?

Something for measuring a “skill”, “knowledge”, “intelligence”, “procedure”, or “reaction”

  1. How is “Measurement” defined?

The size or length of something- this is the action of measuring something

KT1: Keely Hittle

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What is your name? Keely Hittle

Are you a graduate student? No. I am a senior and will be graduating in May.

Why did you enroll in this class? I enrolled in the class because it was my last class that was required for my major.

Have you heard of my class and/or my teaching methodology? No. I have heard of the class in general, but not how you specifically teach it.

What are your initial thoughts? This online class will be much different than all of the other online classes I have taken before, but I am up for the challenge.

What are your expectations for this course? My expectation for this course is to learn something new and to think outside of the box with this new learning site we are using.

Did you signup for the FHSU Promo free Plectica account? Yes

Did you join the SL Facebook Group? Yes

I am taking both HHP 340 and HHP 630.