Scales of Measurement

Symbols

Reliability and Validity

Pop Culture

Sampling & Probability

100

The scale of measurement used to describe the state you were born in.

What is nominal?

100

The number of individuals in the sample.

What is N (I'll accept n)?

100

The stability or consistency of a measure.

What is reliability?

100

The name of Dr. McLean's six-pound Yorkie.

Who is Twig?

100

A usually very large set of people about which we are interested in drawing conclusions.

What is the population?

200

The scale of measurement used to describe students' class standing in college (e.g., sophomore, senior)

What is ordinal?

200

The mean of the population

What is mu?

200

The likelihood that inferences made in one study can be generalized to other times, samples, populations, etc.

What is external validity?

200

Taylor Swift's current love interest plays for this professional sports team.

Who are the Kansas City Chiefs?

200

Theoretical sampling distribution that summarizes a population in which scores are symmetrical around the mean.

What is the normal distribution?

300

The scale of measurement used to describe temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.

What is interval?

300

The variance in a sample

What is s2 ?

300

The level of confidence with which we can infer causal relations between variables in a research study.

What is internal validity?

300

This TikTok influencer was linked to the late Queen Elizabeth after a conspiracy theory spread about her unborn child.

Who is Trisha Paytas?

300

This theorem states that the sum, or the mean, of a number of independent variables has, approximately, a normal distribution, almost whatever the distributions of those variables.

What is the central limit theorem?

400

Scale of measurement used to describe the time (in seconds) it takes a driver to make a left hand turn after a traffic light turns green.

What is the ratio scale?

400

The number of individuals in one subgroup of the study.

What is n (won't accept N)?

400

Random assignment to treatment group is one way to increase this.

What is internal validity?

400

This popular television sitcom earns the most amount of money in syndication.

What is Friends?

400

Term used to describe when every member of a population has an equal chance of being a study participant.

What is random sampling?

500

This feature distinguishes between interval and ratio level data.

What is an absolute/true zero point?

500

The standard error of the mean of the a given sample

What is sM (or s sub x-bar) ?

500

Even if lab experiments do not resemble situations a participant would encounter in the "real world", they may still recreate the mental/psychological states that would be experienced in the "real world." The term used to describe this is....

What is experimental realism?

500

This is considered to be the most valuable Beanie Baby of all time.

What is the Princess Diana bear?

500

What present-day item accidentally appeared in an episode of Game of Thrones?

What is a Starbucks coffee cup?