1 For a very small group of his clients a
1. For a very small group of his clients, a psychologist conducts a survey and determines that the most common phobia in the group is acrophobia (fear of heights). In this case, statistics are being used as a tool to perform which function?
a. Ranking
b. Population
c. Description
d. Decision making
e. Generalization
2. Someone who ranks a list of cities from slowest to fastest pace of life is operating at the
___________ level of measurement.
a. nominal
b. ordinal
c. interval
3. A researcher who scores a set of respondents (from 0 to 10) in terms of their degree of empathy for accident victims is working at the ___________ level of measurement.
a. nominal
b. ordinal
c. interval
4. Governments can be divided into three different types – unitary governments, federal governments, and confederations – depending on where the concentration of power is located. This would be considered which level of measurement?
a. Nominal
b. Ordinal
c. Interval
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