Explore the literature (magazines, books, web sites, etc) for your interest area and find…

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You are all interested in something.  Explore the literature (magazines, books, web sites, etc) for your interest area and find an example of the use of graphical statistics.  I suggest a Google search using the Images option, and select some interesting and visual display of data.  Identify the related materials that support the graphic and containing some form of statistical analysis and/or display.  Review your materials using the framework offered below.

  • Attach copies of the material and highlight portions that support your analysis below.
  • Attach screen shots or print outs of enough of the material to support your analysis.
  • Add your answers to the blank areas below.  Add more lines as necessary.  (You may use and modify this page as necessary).
  • Include a cover sheet

No credit for just the web material. You must show that you have taken it apart enough to answer the questions.  Please don’t copy more than a 2-3 pages of web material.

 

  1. In a word or short phrase provide an identification (name) and brief explanation of the “random variable” (or variables) considered in your statistical example.

Random Variable(s) Considered:

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  1. For each of the random variables considered identify its type:

(Nominal, Ordinal, Interval, Ratio) (see appropriate references for definitions)

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  1. How was the variable or variables analyzed? (see appropriate references for definitions)

(Descriptive-Quantitative or Graphical, Inferential, Explorative, Bootstrapping, Probability, etc.)

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  1. Was the variable (variables) considered individually or compared to others or each other?  If yes explain.

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  1. What was the nature of any conclusions drawn from the analysis of the data?  What did the writer intend the reader to learn or conclude from the data?  Were you convinced???

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  1. Other commentary:

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