Part C: Making Graph and Data-Based Decisions (60 points)
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This assignment requires you to collect your own data and to use that information to make decisions. This project happens in two parts. Part (due Seminar 4) requires you to identify a topic. Parts 2-5 (due Seminar 5) require you to collect and use the data.
You will need to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. You must design a survey to collect your data. Make sure you have at least one qualitative and a least one quantitative variable question included in your survey. Your instructor must approve your idea and survey before you start collecting data. You may be able to collect your data in another method (i.e. internet sites) only with instructor approval. Examples and ideas are included on page 3.
Part 1 (Due Seminar 4)
1. Data collection idea and survey approval:
Parts 2 – 5 (Due Seminar 5)
2. Introduction: (1-2 paragraphs)
3. Data Collection: (1-2 paragraphs)
4. Descriptive Statistics: (1-2 pages)
5. Final Conclusion: (1-2 paragraphs)
Project Ideas (on next page)
Project Ideas (You are not limited to the list below):
Quantitative (or numerical) data consist of numbers representing counts or measurements.
Qualitative (or categorical) data consist of names or labels.
Quantitative: Determine the average heart rate by collecting and recording heart rates. Determine the average temperature of a healthy adult by collecting and recording temperatures.
Qualitative: What is your #1 factor when choosing a doctor?
___ Friendly staff ___ Location ___ Price ___ Great service ___ Takes my insurance
Quantitative: How many hours a week do students study? _________
Qualitative: What is your favorite subject in school?
___ Math ___ English ___ Social Sciences ___ Art ___ Science
Quantitative: Determine the monthly cost of cell phone plans by collecting and recording cell phone bills
Qualitative: What are the considerations when choosing a cell phone provider?
___ Cost/Special Plans ___ Customer Service ___ Coverage
Quantitative: How much do you pay to access the internet each month (add all plans, home and cell)? ________
Qualitative: What type of computer/mobile device do you use to access the internet the most?
___ Laptop ___ iPad ___ Smart Phone ___ Desktop