statistical study

General Directions:

You will need to conduct a statistical study following the Basic Steps in a Statistical Study (Basics

of Statistics PowerPoint) and the Guidelines for a Statistical Study (Statistical Studies PowerPoint). The

paper should be at least 5 pages in length of text (APA Formatting) including all data sets, tables, graphs

and charts you created from the data sets you collected (your paper should be significantly longer than 5

pages with graphs, tables, and charts). You will need to apply as many of the statistical concepts we

learned in class. You will be graded (primarily) on how many specific learning outcomes you discuss and

apply to your statistical study that we have been discussing in class. I will not focus on spelling,

punctuation or grammar (as much).

Remember: Each project is very different! You will not be able to apply every learning objective we

discussed. You will need to apply and discuss as many as possible!

What to do: Pick a topic that you would like to learn about (current event in news). Define a population

you will study and the parameters you want to learn about. Come up with a 6 question

survey that you will hand out to a sample of 40 people to collect the data results (YOU CAN INVENT THE DATAS IF YOU DID NOT COLLECT THEM) .

Enter the data into Excel and analyze the data by constructing all tables, graphs and charts, and

summary measures you learned from chapter 1 through 4. You will then need to write

up your statistical study and include all tables, graphs and charts, and summary

measures that you calculated or created.

Specific Directions:

1. You will need to conduct a statistical study in which you will need to define a population and

determine what you wish to study about the population. (Topic from a current event in the


2. You will then need to collect data from a sample taken from the population (you will need

multiple quantitative and qualitative data sets)

3. Create all possible tables, graphs and charts for your data sets and calculate as many summary

measures that apply based on what we learned from chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.

4. Write up your statistical study (at least 5 pages text, then include all tables, charts, graphs,…)

Data Sets: You will need to collect 6 data sets in total. Two should be pertaining to what you are trying to

learn about your population. You then need an additional 2 quantitative and 2 qualitative data sets that

influence how your sample answered your first 2 questions.

– Minimum 3 quantitative data sets (2 continuous raw data sets, one discrete data set (may be


– Minimum 2 qualitative data sets (must have more than 2 outcomes for variable). Additional

qualitative data sets may have only 2 outcomes for variable.

Your paper should apply and discuss as many of the following as possible:

Populations, Parameters, Statistics, Samples, Type of Sampling Procedure, any Potential

Selection/Participation Biases, Type of Study, Treatment/Control Groups, Placebo’s, Placebo Effect,

Blinding, Frequency/Relative/Cumulative Frequency Tables, Quantitative/Qualitative Data, Graphs,

Charts, Correlation, Scatter Plots, Measures of Center, Symmetry/Skewed, Measures of Variation, 5

Number Summary, Z-scores, Percentiles, Statistic Significance, Confidence Intervals, Percents/Probability

Once this is done, create a PowerPoint presentation. You need to give a 6-8 minute summary presentation of your statistical study. An outline is not required but is suggested

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