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Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching

Match the letter of the definition on the right to the appropriate symbol on the left.



    • S (Uppercase Sigma)   _B_
a. Null hypothesis
    • m (Mu)                          _H_
b. Summation
    • s (Lowercase Sigma)   _E_
c. Factorial
    • p (Pi)                            _I_
d. Nonparametric hypothesis test
    • e (Epsilon)                    _G_
e. Population standard deviation
    • c2 (Chi Square)            _D_
f. Alternate hypothesis
    • !                                    _C_
g. Maximum allowable error
    • H0                                 _A_
h. Population mean
    • H1                                 _F_

i.  Probability of success in a binomial trial

Match the letter of the term on the right to the definition of that term on the left.




    • The average of the squared deviation scores from a distribution mean.  _D_
a. Reliability
    • Midpoint in the distribution of numbers.  _E_
b. Mode
    • It has to do with the accuracy and precision of a measurement procedure.  _A_
c. Generalization
    • Examines if an observed causal relationship generalizes across persons, settings, and times.  _F_
d. Variance
    • The difference between the largest and smallest score in a distribution.  _I_
e. Median
    • The arithmetic average.  _G_
f. External validity
    • Refers to the extent to which a test measures what we actually wish to measure.  _H_
g. Mean
    • The most frequently occurring value in a set of numbers. _B_
h. Internal validity
    • The conclusion from research conducted on a sample population to the population as a whole.  _C_
    • Examines whether the conclusion that we draw about a demonstrated experimental relationship truly implies cause.  _K_
    • Determines how far away the data values are from the average.  _J_

i. Range

j. Standard deviation

k. Validity

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