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# Criminal Justice And Criminology (Statistics) MCQ

### Is positive skew a clustering of scores in the left-hand side of a distribution with some relatively large scores that pull the tail toward the positive side of the number line?

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### _____ is known as a set of scores that clusters in the center and tapers off to the left (negative) and right (positive) sides of the number line.

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### _____ is defined as a clustering of scores in the righthand side of a distribution with some relatively small scores that pull the tail toward the negative side of the number line.

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### _____ is the most frequently occurring category or value in a set of scores.

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### Is midpoint of the magnitudes the property of the mean that causes all deviation scores based on the mean to sum to zero?

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### _____ is known as the score that cuts a distribution exactly in half such that 50% of the scores are above that value and 50% are below it.

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### _____ is defined as descriptive statistics that offer information about where the scores in a particular data set tend to cluster. Examples include the mode, median, and mean.

Correct Answer: Measures of central tendency

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### _____ is the arithmetic average of a set of data.

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### Is deviation score the distance between the mean of a data set and any given raw score in that set?

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### Which of the following statements describes a positively skewed distribution?

Correct Answer: Clusters on the left side of the distribution

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### Deviation scores are comprised of which of the following?

Correct Answer: The absolute value of the score and whether the raw score is associated with the mean

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### Which of the following measures of central tendency is the analytical foundation of most hypothesis tests?

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### The mean can be calculated with which of the following levels of measurement?

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### Which of the following represents the mode of a categorical variable?

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### The median can be determined in which of the following levels of measurement?

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### Which of the following is the strength of the mode?

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### The mean as the magnitude of the midpoint is defined as ______.

Correct Answer: Deviation scores computed using the mean that always sum to zero

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### Which of the following is a disadvantage of using the mean?

Correct Answer: Sensitivity to extreme values makes measure unstable

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### Which of the following is NOT a measure of Central Tendency?

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### When N (sample size) is an even number the median will be a value in the data set.

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### The median can be used with nominal and ordinal data.

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### The normal distribution, positively skewed distribution, and negatively skewed distribution are three main types of distributions.

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