Descriptive Statistics

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Visit one of the following newspapers’ websites: USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, or Washington Post. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date January or February.


The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

  • Measures of Frequency - Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
  • Measures of Central Tendency - Mean, Median, Mode
  • Measures of Dispersion or Variation - Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
  • Measures of Position - Percentile, Quartiles


Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Write a summary of the article.
  2. Explain how the article uses descriptive statistics.
  3. Explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal.
  4. Analyze the reasons why the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article.

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Running Head: Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics Author’s Name 1 Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics 2 Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics Introduction Begin your first paragraph here. Be sure to indent each new paragraph. Your introduction should include the name of your article. Please remember that the article you choose, must be published during this quarter. You should include the title and topic of the Summary You can share the summary of the article you chose in this section. Descriptive Statistics In this section, please explain how the article uses descriptive statistics. The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics: • • • • Measures of Frequency - Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions Measures of Central Tendency - Mean, Median, Mode Measures of Dispersion or Variation - Range, Variance, Standard Deviation Measures of Position - Percentile, Quartiles Real World Applications In this article, please explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal. Analysis In this section, analyze the reasons why the author or authors of the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article Conclusion Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics 3 You should have at least one source, which is the article that you are presenting. *You do not have to use additional sources for your paper. If you decided to use them, you must followup SWS guidelines. In addition to the article you chose, you can use your textbook or any article or book that supports your ideas. Why should you use outside sources? The first reason is that our papers will be more persuasive if we’re using reliable, authoritative information, and we want to remind our reader that we didn’t just make stuff up. Using authoritative sources creates an authoritative paper. The second reason is that we want to avoid plagiarism penalties. Plagiarism can get us kicked out of school, and we’re here to get a degree, so we want to remain enrolled. Plagiarism can be avoided by simply letting your reader know where you found your information. For instance, if I tell you Bill Atkinson sold HyperCard to Apple for $100,000 dollars, I may be making it up. If I instead tell you Levy (2011, p. 15) reminds us that HyperCard was sold to Apple for $100,000 dollars by Bill Atkinson, you’ll be able to use my sources list and look it up to help determine whether you want to believe me. If it’s on your source list page, it needs to be referred to in your paper. If you’ve referred to it in your paper, it needs to be on your list of sources. So there you have it. Use the SWS throughout the paper. List your references. Refer to those references in your paper. And use this paper as a template if you like. Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics 4 Source List Steven Levi. 2011. In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. Book on Amazon.com ...
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NicholasI
School: Purdue University

Hi, kindly find attached

Running Head: ASSIGNMENT 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

Assignment 1: Descriptive Statistics

Author’s Name

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ASSIGNMENT 1: DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
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Introduction
Descriptive statistics is an area of statistics that focuses on describing various features of
data normally involved in a study (Young & Wessnitzer, 2016). The major purpose of this
branch of statistics is to give a summary of the samples as well as the measures used in the study;
basically, it describes the data shown. The title of the article is "China's Looming Crisis: A
shrinking Population" and its author authors are Steven Lee Myers, Claire Fu, and Jun Wu. This
article was published in the New York Times on 21st of January 2019, and it uses descriptive
statistics to describe the data shown about China's population and its trend.
Summary
The article describes the precipitous decline that China's population is facing in the past
decade that has set the stage for possible economic, political, and demographic crises in the
coming years. Also, the long term effects of some of the policies that the country Communist
party has implemented with the objective of slowing the population growth rate, such as the
limiting the ...

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