# Activity 1: Learn By Doing Category

“Learn By Doing” activities for our course materials.

## Learn By Doing – Standard Deviation

Published: Dec 21st, 2012

The concept of standard deviation is less intuitive as a measure of spread than the range or the IQR. The following activity is designed to help you develop a better […]

## Learn By Doing – Comparing Distributions with Boxplots

Published: Dec 21st, 2012

OBJECTIVES: to practice comparing and contrasting distributions, and to help you gain more intuition about variability through the interpretation of your results in context. Data Description: The percentage of each […]

## Learn By Doing – Boxplots

Published: Dec 21st, 2012

Best Actor Oscar Winners (Link to Best Actor Oscar Data). Recall the results from the previous activity: The boxplot below displays the ages of Best Actor Oscar winners (1970-2001). Label […]

## Learn By Doing – 5-Number Summary

Published: Dec 21st, 2012

Best Actor Oscar Winners (Link to Best Actor Oscar Data). The results below were obtained using SPSS. Use the output to answer the following questions http://phhp-faculty-cantrell.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2012/07/qz-LBD01013.swf http://phhp-faculty-cantrell.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2012/07/qz-LBD01014.swf This document is […]

## Learn By Doing – Measures of Center #2

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

A description of a distribution almost always includes a measure of its center. The two common measures of center are the mean and the median. In this exercise, we will […]

## Learn By Doing – Measures of Center #1

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

Readability of Cancer Pamphlets BACKGROUND INFORMATION A study was conducted in order to find out whether pamphlets containing information for cancer patients are written at a level that the cancer […]

## Learn By Doing – Shapes of Distributions (Best Actor Oscar Winners)

Published: Aug 19th, 2012

(Link to the Best Actor Oscar Winners Data). http://phhp-faculty-cantrell.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2012/07/qz-LBD01005.swf This document is linked from Describing Distributions.

## Learn By Doing – Histograms

Published: Aug 19th, 2012

Practice with histograms. http://phhp-faculty-cantrell.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2012/07/qz-LBD01004.swf Hint This document linked from Histograms and Stemplots.

## Learn By Doing – One Categorical Variable (College Student Survey)

Published: Aug 18th, 2012

The same survey that asked 1,200 U.S. college students about their body perception also asked the following question: “With whom do you find it easiest to make friends?” (opposite sex, […]

## Learn By Doing – Describe the Distribution of a Categorical Variable

Published: Aug 4th, 2012

Describing the distribution of a categorical variable in context. Category Count Percent About right 855 (855/1200)*100 = 71.3% Overweight 235 (235/1200)*100 = 19.6% Underweight 110 (110/1200)*100 = 9.2% Total n=1200 100% http://phhp-faculty-cantrell.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/files/2012/07/qz-LBD01003.swf This document linked from One […]