Is a statistical procedure concerned with describing the characteristics and properties of group of persons, places or things; it is based on easily verifiable facts.
Is a statistical procedure used to draw inferences for the population on the basis of the information obtained from the sample.
Inferential Statistics
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Population. It is the total collection of all the elements (people, events, objects, measurements, and so on) one wishes to investigate.
Sample. Subgroup obtained from a population.
Parameter. A numerical value that describes a characteristic of a population.
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Statistic. It is a numerical value that describes a particular sample.
Data. This are facts, or a set of information gathered or under study.
Quantitative Data are numerical in nature and therefore meaningful arithmetic can be done.
Ex: age
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Qualitative Data are attributes which cannot be subjected to meaningful arithmetic.
Ex: gender
Discrete Data assume exact values only and can be obtained by counting
Ex: number of students
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Continuous Data assume infinite values within a specified interval and can be obtained by measurement.
Ex: height
Constant is a characteristic or property of a population or sample which makes the member similar to each other.
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Variable is a characteristic or property of a population or sample which makes the members different from each other.
Dependent. A variable which is affected by another variable.
Ex: test scores
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Independent. A variable which affects the dependent variable.
Ex: number of hours spent in studying
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Levels of Measurements
Nominal numbers do not mean anything; they just label.
Ex: SSS Number
Ordinal numbers are used to label + rank.
Ex: size of t-shirt
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Levels of Measurements
Interval numbers are used to label + rank; do not have a true zero.
Ex: temperature
Ratio numbers are used to label + rank + equal unit of interval; have a true zero
Ex: number of votes
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Target Practice
A. Determine whether the set of data is qualitative or quantitative.
Models of cell phones
Number of subscribers to Philippine Daily News
Weights of 1000 packs of a brand of noodles
Yes or No responses to survey question
Telephone number
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Target Practice
B. Which of the following numbers is discrete or continuous?
Distance from town A to town B
Record of absent students in a class in Statistics
Number of customers in a restaurant
Number of cars parked in the basement of a building
Weights of all Grades 1 pupils in the Library School
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Target Practice
C. Identify the level of measurement: nominal(N), ordinal(O), interval(I), or ratio(R) most appropriate for each of the following data.
Color of the eye
Number of votes
Rank of faculty
Exam score
Temperature in Baguio last summer
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Determining the Sample Size Slovin’s Formula: n is the sample size N is the population size e is the margin of error The margin of error is a value which quantifies possible sampling errors.
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Determining the Sample Size The margin of error can be interpreted by the use of ideas from the laws of probability. In reality, it is what statisticians call a confidence interval. Sampling error means that the results in the sample differ from those of the target population because of the “luck of the draw”.
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Sampling Techniques Sampling is the process of selecting samples from a given population.
Probability Sampling
Non-probability Sampling
Types:
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Sampling Techniques
Probability Sampling: Samples are chosen in such a way that each member of the population has a known though not necessarily equal chance of being included in the samples.
Avoids biases
It provides the basis for calculating the margin of error.
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Sampling Techniques
Simple Random Sampling: Samples are chosen at random with members of the population having a known or sometimes equal probability or chance of being included in the samples.
Lottery
Generation of random numbers
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Sampling Techniques 2. Systematic Sampling: Samples are chosen following certain rules set by the researchers. This involves choosing the k th member of the population, with k=N/n, but there should be a random start.
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Sampling Techniques 3. Cluster Sampling: is sometimes called area sampling because it is usually applied when the population is large. In this technique, groups or clusters instead of individuals are randomly chosen.
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Sampling Techniques 4. Stratified Random Sampling: This method is used when the population is too big to handle, thus dividing N into subgroups, called strata , is necessary. A process that can be used is proportional allocation .
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Sampling Techniques B. Non Probability Sampling: Each member of the population does not have a known chance of being included in the sample. Instead, personal judgment plays a very important role in the selection. Non-probability sampling is one of the sources of errors in research.
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Sampling Techniques Types:
Convenience Sampling: This type is used because of the convenience it offers to the researcher.
Quota Sampling: This is very similar to the stratified random sampling. The only difference is that the selection of the members of the samples in stratified sampling is done randomly.
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Sampling Techniques 3. Purposive Sampling: Choosing the respondents on the basis of pre-determined criteria set by the researcher.
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Data Gathering Techniques
The Direct or the Interview Method: In this method, the researcher has direct contact with the researcher.
A: Clarification can be done easily.
D: Costly and time-consuming.
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Data Gathering Techniques
The Indirect or Questionnaire Method: The researcher gives or distributes the questionnaire to the respondents either by personal delivery or by mail.
A: Saves time and money; large number of samples can be reached.
D: Problem of retrieval
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Data Gathering Techniques
The Questionnaire (characteristics)
It should contain a short letter to the respondents which includes:
a. The purpose of the survey
b. An assurance of confidentiality
c. The name of the researcher or writer of the questionnaire
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Data Gathering Techniques The Questionnaire (characteristics) 2. There is a descriptive title/name for the questionnaire. 3. It is designed to achieve objectives. 4. The directions are clear 5. It is designed for easy tabulation.
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Data Gathering Techniques The Questionnaire (characteristics) 6. It avoids the use of double negatives. 7. It also avoids double barreled questions. 8. It phrases questions well for all respondents.
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Data Gathering Techniques
Types of Questionnaire
Open – this type has an unlimited responses
Closed – this type limits the scope of responses
Combination – this type is a combination of open and closed types of questionnaire
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Data Gathering Techniques
Types of Questions
Multiple choice – allows respondent to select answer/s from the list
Ranking – asks respondents ton rank the given items
Scales – asks respondents to give his/her degree of agreement to a statement (Likert-scale)
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Data Gathering Techniques 3.The Registration Method: This method of gathering data is governed by laws. A: Most reliable source of data D: Data are limited to what are listed in the documents
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Data Gathering Techniques 4. The Experimental Method: This method of gathering data is used to find out cause and effect relationships. A: Can go beyond plain description D: Lots of threats to internal and external validity
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Presentation of Data Textual Form: Data are presented in paragraph or in sentences. This includes enumeration of important characteristics, emphasizing the most significant features and highlighting the most striking attributes of the set of data.
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Presentation of Data Tabular Form: A more effective device of presenting data. 1. stem and leaf plots 2. frequency distribution table 3. contingency table
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Presentation of Data Graphical/Pictorial Form: A most effective device of presenting data. 1. line graph (freq. polygon, ogive) 2. bar graph (histogram) 3. pie chart 4. pictograph 5. statistical maps