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As you complete each task below, check it off. Answer all questions in your summary.
____ Decide what data you are going to study.
Here are two examples, but you may NOT use them: number of M&M's per bag, number of pencils students have in their backpacks.
____ What value is 1.5 standard deviations below the mean?
____ Construct a histogram displaying your data.
____ In complete sentences, describe the shape of your graph.
____ Do you notice any potential outliers? If so, what values are they? Show your work in how you used the potential outlier formula to determine whether or not the values might be outliers.
____ Construct a box plot displaying your data.
____ Does the middle 50% of the data appear to be concentrated together or spread apart? Explain how you determined this.
____ Looking at both the histogram and the box plot, discuss the distribution of your data.
You need to turn in the following typed and stapled packet, with pages in the following order:
As you complete each task below, check it off. Answer all questions in your summary.
____ Decide what
continuous data you are going to study. (Here are two examples, but you may NOT use them: the amount of money a student spent on college supplies this term, or the length of time distance telephone call lasts.)
____ Describe your sampling technique in detail. Use cluster, stratified, systematic, or simple random (using a random number generator) sampling. Do not use convenience sampling. What method did you use? Why did you pick that method?
____ Conduct your survey. Gather
at least 150 pieces of continuous, quantitative data .
____ Define (in words) the random variable for your data.
X = _______
____ Create two lists of your data: (1) unordered data, (2) in order of smallest to largest.
____ Find the sample mean and the sample standard deviation (rounded to two decimal places).
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