Sport psychology skills are skills that can be helpful when applied to any performance context, including areas outside of sport. Indeed, the profession is broadening and has seen new avenues for application in the past 10 years. For this discussion: Select a specific sport psychology skill or construct and discuss how you think it can be applied to an area outside of sport. Explain any other ideas you have for your own career plan and opportunities for application of this sport psychology construct or others. Where do you see the job possibilities in this field? Gather at least two resources and share them in your post.

# Question

Which of the following is not a characteristic of an ideal statistician?

A) Technically current (e.g. software).

B) Communicates well (both written and oral).

C) Adapts answers to client desires.

D) Can deal with imperfect information.

Which of the following statements is not true?

A) Scientific progress consists of continual refinement of theories by thorough hypothesis testing.

B) Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data.

C Estimating parameters is an important aspect of descriptive statistics.

D) A statistical test may be significant yet have no practical importance.

Which of the following is not characteristic of an executive summary?

A) Avoids technical jargon.

B) Should be limited to one page.

C) Clearly summarizes major findings.

D) All of the above are characteristic of an executive summary.

25% of the people in my statistics class watch 8 or more hours of television a week. I can conclude from this that 25% of all students at the University watch 8 or more hours of television a week. Potential problems with this conclusion may be the result of

A) using to small of a sample size.

B) using a non-random sample.

C) relying too heavily on a statistical generalization.

D) all of the above.

To improve your statistical report writing skills you should

A) set aside 25% of your project time budget to write the report.

B) outline the report format before you begin.

C) have your report reviewed by trusted peers, and plan to revise it more than once.

D) do all the above

Which variable is least likely to be regarded as ratio data?

A) Length of time required for a randomly-chosen vehicle to cross a toll bride (minutes).

B) Weight of a randomly-chosen casting in a foundry (kilograms).

C) Number of fatalities in a randomly-chosen airline disaster (persons).

D) Supervisor’s rating of a randomly-chosen employee’s performance (Likert scale).

Which of the following is quantitative data?

A) Your gender.

B) The brand of cell phone you own.

C) Whether you have an American Express card.

D) The fuel economy (MPG) of your car.

Your rating of the food served on your most recent airline flight (using a scale of 0 = gross, 1 = decent, 2 = yummy) is ___________ data.

A) nominal

B) ordinal

C) interval

D) ratio

Which method is likely to be used by a reporter to survey opinions of airline passengers about the cleanliness of the restrooms in a new airport by a reporter?

A) Simple random sample.

B) Systematic sample.

C) Cluster sample.

D) Convenience sample.

Thirty patients are selected from a filing cabinet containing 812 patient folders by choosing every 27th patient folder. Which sampling method is this?

A) Simple random sample.

B) Systematic sample.

C) Stratified sample.

D) Cluster sample.

From its 32 regions, the Federal Aviation Administration selects 5 regions, and then randomly audits 20 departing commercial flights in each region for compliance with legal fuel and weight requirements. This is

A) simple random sampling.

B) stratified random sampling.

C) cluster sampling.

D) judgement sampling.

Professor Hardtack chose a sample of 7 students from his statistics class of 35 students by picking every student who was wearing red that day. Which kind of sample is this?

A) Simple random sample.

B) Judgement sample.

C) Systematic sample.

D) Convenience sample.

Kunlakarn has decided to invest in oil paintings as a hedge against inflation. She is particularly interested in paintings by Picasso or Constable. Below is a table of information about the value of paintings by these artists in differing states of the Fine Art Market. Values of one painting by Picasso or Constable in different states of the Fine Art Market. Probability of Fine Art Market State Picasso Constable Depressed 0.25 300K 500K Stable 0.45 400K 400K Expanding 0.30 500K 700K Kunlakarn wishes to purchase 2 paintings by one of the artists and 1 by the other. Assuming that the values of paintings by Picasso are independent of the values of paintings by Constable, if she wishes to minimize the risk of her investment, which collection of paintings should she buy?

A. One Picasso and Two Constables

B. There is no difference in the risk between the two collections.

C. Insufficient information to tell

D. Two Picassos and One Constable

Which of the following statements is consistent with the Central Limit Theorem?

A. When µ and s are known, the population will be approximately normally distributed.

B. When we know s, the variation in the sample means will be equal to that of the population.

C. Means of samples of n=30 from an exponential distribution will be approximately normally distributed.

D. If a population has µ and s, a sample from that population will be normally distributed if the sample size is large enough.

When the only sources of variation in a production process are caused by chance, the process is said to be

A. out of balance but under control.

B. out of control but in balance.

C. under control.

D. out of control.

A recent study of breast cancer revealed that 13% of the women in the sample used antibiotics more than 500 days in their lifetime. Further, 79% of these “heavy antibiotics users” developed breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in twelve women will develop breast cancer at some time in her life. Of the numbers mentioned, which are parameters?

A. 13% and 79%

B. 79% and 500 days

C. 79% and one in twelve

D. 13% and one in twelve

Which of the following statements is not true?

A. Scientific progress consists of continual refinement of theories through hypothesis testing.

B. Estimating parameters is an important aspect of descriptive statistics.

C. A statistical test may be significant yet have no practical importance.

D. Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data.

A study of the scores on an in plant course in management principles and the years of service of the employees enrolled in the course yielded the following statistics: Test Scores: mean=100 variance = 225 Years of Service: mean=5 variance = 81 Of test scores and years of service, which measure has the greater dispersion?

A. Test scores

B. The short-run effects of those changes are always more beneficial to society than are the long-run effects.

C. It is impossible to tell.

D. Years of service

Textbook Price Number of Textbooks $25 to $35 2 35 to 45 16 45 to 55 5 55 to 65 7 65 to 75 20 Estimate the mean price of a textbook.

A. $554.00

B. $60.00

C. $55.40

D. $11.08

Ten bolts were selected randomly from a production line and the diameter of each was measured. Why do these diameters not have a binomial distribution?

A. They have equal probability of success.

B. Diameter is a continuous random variable.

C. They do have a binomial distribution.

D. The diameters of the bolts are not independent of one another.

11) Which of the following cannot generate a Poisson distribution?

A. The number of people at a movie theatre on Friday evening

B. The number of defects in a new automobile

C. The number of goals in the World Cup soccer game

D. The number of customers arriving at an ATM in a minute

The Information Commons in the main library has 150 personal computers. The probability that any one of them will require repair on a given day is 0.02. To find the probability that exactly 25 of the computers will require repair, one would use what type of probability distribution?

A. Binomial distribution

B. Normal distribution

C. Hypergeometric distribution

D. Poisson distribution