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Exercise 11

1. What demographic variables were measured at least at the interval level of measurement?

The Demographic Variable measured at the least level of measurement in this study was the participants’ age, income, length of labor, and hours of work per week. According to this week reading the interval level of measurement are from lowest to highest and have numerical order that are ranked. The differences are noted to be equal between the two return to work/number of hours working per week (8). And the annual income/length of labor (30). (Grove, S.).

2. What statistics were used to describe the length of labor in this study? Were these appropriate?
The Statistics that were used to describe the length of labor in this study was Mean and Standard Deviation. This is appropriate to use with the interval/ration data collection. Most of the time Mean Median and Mode are use and seems to make the most since when grouping and defining the different values. Standard Deviation provides us the valid output and tells us how distant and dispersed out data is. (Lane,M).

3. What other statistic could have been used to describe the length of labor? Provide a rationale for your answer.
Another measurement that could have been used is range to measure the length of labor from lowest to highest value. “Range also gives us the measurement of the spread regarding the data set”. Measuring the length of labor and what it produces to see difference in the data collected. Known as Standard Deviation (Grove S.).

4. Were the distributions of scores similar for the experimental and control groups for the length of labor? Provide a rationale for your answer.

Exercise 11
The distributions of scores were similar between both groups. The...

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