Bivariate Analyses and Key Concepts MCQs

Bivariate Analyses and Key Concepts MCQs

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1: In statistical analysis, what does "bivariate" refer to?

A.   The analysis of two variables simultaneously

B.   The analysis of three or more variables simultaneously

C.   The analysis of a single variable over time

D.   The analysis of categorical variables only

2: What is the purpose of bivariate analyses?

A.   To identify relationships between two variables

B.   To determine causation between two variables

C.   To predict future outcomes based on past data

D.   To analyze multiple variables in a single analysis

3: Which statistical measure is commonly used to assess the strength and direction of a relationship between two continuous variables?

A.   Correlation coefficient

B.   Chi-square test

C.   T-test

D.   Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

4: What does a correlation coefficient value of -1 indicate?

A.   A strong positive relationship between two variables

B.   A strong negative relationship between two variables

C.   No relationship between two variables

D.   An invalid correlation measure

5: What is the purpose of scatter plots in bivariate analysis?

A.   To visualize the distribution of a single variable

B.   To compare multiple variables simultaneously

C.   To display the relationship between two continuous variables

D.   To identify outliers in the data

6: What is the difference between correlation and causation?

A.   Correlation implies causation, and vice versa

B.   Correlation represents a relationship, while causation suggests a cause-and-effect relationship

C.   Correlation and causation are synonymous terms

D.   Causation can only be inferred from experimental studies

7: Which type of correlation coefficient is appropriate when both variables are ordinal?

A.   Pearson correlation coefficient

B.   Point-biserial correlation coefficient

C.   Spearman's rank correlation coefficient

D.   Kendall's tau-b correlation coefficient

8: What is a confounding variable in bivariate analyses?

A.   A variable that directly affects the outcome variable

B.   A variable that is unrelated to the study's objectives

C.   A variable that influences the relationship between the two variables of interest

D.   A variable that is incorrectly measured or recorded

9: Which statistical test is appropriate for comparing means between two groups in a bivariate analysis?

A.   Chi-square test

B.   T-test

C.   Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

D.   Mann-Whitney U test

10: What are the key assumptions for conducting bivariate analyses?

A.   Normally distributed variables and equal variances

B.   Independent observations and a linear relationship between variables

C.   Equal sample sizes and categorical variables

D.   Random assignment and absence of outliers