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Learn By Doing – Standard Deviation

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

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

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     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

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). This document is linked from Describing Distributions.

Learn By Doing – Histograms

Published: Aug 19th, 2012

Practice with histograms. Hint This document linked from Histograms and Stemplots.

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

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% This document linked from One Categorical […]