MAT 120 Project 1
Name: __________________________________________Score: ________________
Find a data set, from one of the listed database sources, perhaps related to your field of interest. Your data set must include at least n = 25 data points, only one variable. You may search for your data set at the College library website data resources. Your data must be quantitative (not qualitative.) Fill out this form and submit to your instructor in class on the due date.
Use Blackboard, Course Content, Unit 1, Submit Minitab Express project, to submit the Minitab Express project through Blackboard, Unit 1 (15 pts). Once I grade your entire project, you will see a check mark in My Grades in Blackboard, but this Part 1 is weighted at 15 pts out of 100 for this project and will be included in the final grade for Project 1.
You must use Minitab Express for this project.
Identify your variable and include some explanation of the variable: (5 pts)
List your data set. Copy and paste from your Minitab Express worksheet (4 pts)
Explain why one should think that your data are credible, reliable and current. (If you decide that the source is not credible, you may still use it for the purposes of this assignment.) (6 pts)
Explain why one should think that your data are unbiased. (7 pts)
Cite the source of your data using the APA format. (See page 188, #48, in your textbook for an example of an APA citation.) (5 pts)
Give the mean, standard deviation, and variance of your data. Please include the symbol if it exists (9 pts)
Give the five-number summary and IQR of your data (12 pts)
What outliers are in your data set, if any? Calculate fences and show your work. You may check your work with the box plot (box-and-whiskers plot) in #10. (5 pts)
Present a histogram for your data. Copy and paste from Minitab Express. (5 pts)
Present a box plot (box-and-whiskers plot) for your data. Copy and paste from Minitab Express. (5 pts)
Describe the center, spread, and shape of your data. (12 pts)
Conclusion: What have you learned about your data set and statistical analysis? (10 pts)