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AP Statistics Vocab

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1. Manipulates factor levels to create treatments - randomly assigns subjects to these treatment levels - and then compares the responses of the subject groups across treatment levels

2. The lower of this is the value with a quarter of the data below it; the upper of this has a quarter of the data above it

3. Design Randomization occurring within blocks

4. A normal model with a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1

5. The square root of the variance

6. Values of this record the results of each trial with respect to what we were interested in

7. A distribution is this if it's not symmetric and one tail stretches out farther than the other

8. A hump or local high point in the shape of the distribution of a variable; the apparent locations of these can change as the scale of a histogram is changed

9. The difference between the first and third quartiles

10. An observational study in which subjects are followed to observe future outcomes

11. A study based on data in which no manipulation of factors has been employed

12. Shows quantitative data values in a way that sketches the distribution of the data

13. The most basic situation in a simulation in which something happens at random

14. Graphs a dot for each case against a single axis

15. A scatterplot shows an association that is this if there is little scatter around the underlying relationship

16. When the levels of one factor are associated with the levels of another factor so their effects cannot be separated

17. A variable that is not explicitly part of a model but affects the way the variables in the model appear to be related

18. A sampling scheme that biases the sample in a way that gives a part of the population less representation than it has in the population

19. Consists of the individuals who are conveniently available

20. The natural tendency of randomly drawn samples to differ

21. This of sample size n is one in which each set of n elements in the population has an equal chance of selection

22. Any systematic failure of a sampling method to represent its population; common errors are voluntary response - undercoverage - nonresponse ____ - and response ____

23. Displays counts and - sometimes - percentages of individuals falling into named categories on two or more variables; categorizes the individuals on all variables at once - to reveal possible patterns in one variable that may be contingent on the cate

24. Done to eliminate units; values can be compared and combined even if the original variables had different units and magnitudes

25. The best defense against bias - in which each individual is given a fair - random chance of selection

26. The specific values that the experimenter chooses for a factor

27. A representative subset of a population - examined in hope of learning about the population

28. A variable in which the numbers act as numerical values; always has units

29. A numerically valued attribute of a model for a population

30. The experimental units assigned to a baseline treatment level - typically either the default treatment - which is well understood - or a null - placebo treatment

31. Shows the relationship between two quantitative variables measured on the same cases

32. A variable whose values are compared across different treatments

33. A quantity or amount adopted as a standard of measurement - such as dollars - hours - or grams

34. Displays the 5-number summary as a central box with whiskers that extend to the non-outlying data values

35. A variable that names categories (whether with words or numerals)

36. To describe this aspect of a distribution - look for single vs. multiple modes - and symmetry vs. skewness

37. Systematically recorded information - whether numbers or labels - together with its context

38. Bias introduced to a sample when a large fraction of those sampled fails to respond

39. The square of the correlation between y and x; gives the fraction of the variability of y accounted for by the least squares linear regression on x; an overall measure of how successful the regression is in linearly relating y to x

40. A distribution is this if the two halves on either side of the center look approximately like mirror images of each other

41. When both those who could influence and evaluate the results are blinded

42. The ith ___ is the number that falls above i% of the data

43. The differences between data values and the corresponding values predicted by the regression model; ____ = observed value - predicted value

44. Gives the possible values of the variable and the relative frequency of each value

45. A sample is this if the statistics computed from it accurately reflect the corresponding population parameters

46. Summarized with the mean or the median

47. Control - randomize - replicate - block

48. Individuals on whom an experiment is performed

49. Having one mode; this is a useful term for describing the shape of a histogram when it's generally mound-shaped

50. The ____ we care about most is straight