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Classify each of the studies as either descriptive or inferential.

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asked 2021-06-03

Classify each of the studies as either descriptive or inferential. Explain your answers. In an article titled "Teaching and Assessing Information Literacy in a Geography Program  "(Journal of Geography, Vol. 104, No. 1, pp. 17-23), Dr. M. Kimsey and S. Lynn Cameron reported results from an on-line assessment instrument given to senior geography students at one institution of higher learning. The results for level of performance of 22 senior geography majors in 2003 and 29 senior geography majors in 2004 are presented in the following table. Level of performance Met the standard: \(36-48\) items correct Passed at the advanced level: \(41-48\) items correct Failed: \(0-35\) items correct Percent in 2003 82%50%18% Percent in 2004 93%59%7% Level of performance Met the standard: \(36-48\) items correct
Passed at the advanced level: \(41-48\) items correct
Failed: \(0-35\) items correct
Percent in 2003
82%
50%
18%
Percent in 2004
93%
59%
7% ​ ​

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2021-06-04
This data is descriptive because it merely DESCRIBES and collects the pass/fail percentage over the course of 2 years.
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