Your final project should include Part A and all of the following:
Sampling: A careful desсrіption of how the samples were obtained. Be very specific. Include sample sizes, the population of interest, and a desсrіption of the sample. Also, include a copy of the survey if you used one.
Data: The actual data and a summary of the counts.
Desсrіptive Statistics: Any desсrіptive statistics relevant to your project should be included.
You are required to give the mean, mode, median, and standard deviation of your data (2 sets if you are doing 2 means).
At least two graphs (such as box plots, scatter plots, stem-and-leaf, histograms, etc.) should be part of your project. The graphs can be a way to summarize desсrіptive statistics.
Hypotheses testing: Show your hypothesis test and discuss any conclusions they suggest
State the hypotheses you will test and formally write them in proper notation
Give the results (reject, fail to reject) and explain what that means in a practical way.
Discuss the weaknesses of your study.
To what population do you feel comfortable extrapolating your results? Why?
Give suggestions for further work in the area of your topic. Be sure to reference the situation as you discuss your conclusion. (this is a great time to seek out similar published research on your topic, is yours in line with those results? If not why do you think that is?
Explain what leads you to the conclusion(s) that you have drawn.
What would you change if you started this project again? What considerations would you include? Include any areas of caution that a reader or user of your work should be aware of as they make decisions. Was the sample random, was the sample large enough, etc?
References in APA format.
This project provides you with an opportunity to pull together much of the statistics of this course and apply it to a topic of interest to you. You must gather your own data by observational study, controlled experiment, or survey. Data will need to be such that analysis can be done using the tools of this course. You will take the first steps towards applying Statistics to real-life situations. Consider subjects you are interested in or topics that you are curious about.
You are going to want to select a data set related to sports, real-estate, and/or crime statistics. Consider subjects you are interested in or topics that you are curious about. If you would like to choose your own topic, such as the field-specific examples below, please be sure to approve your topic with your instructor PRIOR to collecting data.
Healthcare: Stress test score and blood pressure reading, cigarettes smoked per day, and lung cancer mortality
Criminal Justice: Incidents at a traffic intersection each year
Business: Mean school spending and socio-economic level
Electronics Engineering Technology: Machine setting and energy consumption
Computer Information Systems: Time of day and internet speeds