I just finished taking the survey as well.  The whole process and making maps is starting to make more sense know that I’ve done it a time or two!

  1.  Define descriptive and inferential statistics. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
    1. A population would represent the entire possible group that is relevant to a survey.  While a sample is only the select group that was actually chosen for said survey
    2. ex: Say we were to conduct a survey on the number of FHSU students that use the recreational services by passing out a survey in every HHP class on campus MWF.  The population would be all FHSU students, while the sample would only be students who have an on campus class MWF.
  2. Define populations and samples. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
    1. Descriptive Statistics Example: A table used to describe the average cost of different college tuitions
    2. Inferential statistics example:  Taking a sample of jobs of students who graduates from FHSU in a certain department from last spring and inferring results from sample about students graduating in May.
  3. Define an independent and dependent variable. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
    1. An independent variable is one that can and is manipulated by the experimenter, while the dependant variable is held constant for all trials of an experiment.
    2. ex: In an experiment we want to test how exercise affects test scores.  The independent variable would be number of hours of exercise, while the dependent variable would be the test scores.
  4. What is the distinction between a discrete and a continuous variable (provide examples of both)?
    1. Discrete variables are when the measurements are set apart by a specific intervals on a scale.  And continuous variables would be measurements that aren’t restricted to set intervals but could be any range of numbers
    2. Discrete ex: number in a household
      Continuous: time
  5.  What are the different levels of measurement? Provide examples of the different levels.
    1. The different levels to measurements include Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, and Ratio.
    2. Nominal ex: Table that organized based on gender
      Ordinal ex: ranking a product on a scale of 1-5
      Interval: Results of a standardized test score
      Ratio: Temperature measurements in Kelvin
  6. What is DSRP?
    1. DSRP is a method/process of teaching, learning, and thinking that is aimed at helping students have a deeper understanding of information while also helping students transfer knowledge into their career rather than just a test.
  7. How is “Test” defined?
    1. According to the book a test for this class is any instrument or tool used for measurement
  8. How is “Measurement” defined?
    1. Measurement, while usually, quantitative, is the process of assigning a number to a person or characteristic of a performance or value.




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What is your name? Lane Sanders

Are you a graduate student? No, I am currently a junior at FHSU studying HHP hoping to eventually go to Physical Therapy school.

Where are you from? I am originally from Minneapolis, KS.

Why did you enroll in this class? I enrolled in this class because it is a requirement for the HHP degree I am pursuing.

Have you heard of my class and or my teaching methodology?  No I have not heard anything about this class or the method that you teach.

What are your initial thoughts? Initially I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of content because this is a new way of learning for me.

What are your expectations for this course? I expect to learn more about testing and measuring more accurately but other than that I don’t have too many expectations.

Did you sign up for the FHSU Promo free Plectica account? Yes I did

Did you join the SL Facebook group? No I have not joined yet.