# Statistics Homework Help

*label*Statistics

*timer*Asked: Oct 27th, 2015

**Question description**

During this unit, you will learn
about many different types of graphs, which graphs are most appropriate
for specific data, and when graphs are misleading. For instance, a graph
can misrepresent the data if it does not provide a proper
representation of the data, which can be caused by the vertical scale
being too small or too large, or by not starting at 0. Additionally, if a
graph does not have the proper labels or if data is left out, this can
also result in a graph that does not properly represent the data.

- What story does this visual display (graph) below tell? Describe the variables that are being compared. (Hint: There are three). Do you think that this is an accurate and fair description of the data? Is this graph clear or misleading? Why?

*Source: http://calculatedriskimages.blogspot.com/2010/09/bls-education-pays.html*

* 2. *What
story does the Pie Graph below tell? Describe what these data are
representing. Do you think that this is an accurate and fair description
of these data? Is this graph easy to understand? Name at least three
things wrong with this graph and how you might correct them?

*Source: http://blog.jgc.org/2009/08/please-dont-use-pie-charts.html*

** 3. **Choose
any Excel dataset from Doc Sharing. Include the name of the dataset.
From that dataset, select any qualitative and discrete variable and
create an appropriate graph that describes that variable. Be sure to
fully label the graph. Attach your graph to your post using Add/Remove.
(Note: Doc Sharing contains tutorials to help with graphing in Excel).

Dataset:

During this unit, you will learn
about many different types of graphs, which graphs are most appropriate
for specific data, and when graphs are misleading. For instance, a graph
can misrepresent the data if it does not provide a proper
representation of the data, which can be caused by the vertical scale
being too small or too large, or by not starting at 0. Additionally, if a
graph does not have the proper labels or if data is left out, this can
also result in a graph that does not properly represent the data.

- What story does this visual display (graph) below tell? Describe the variables that are being compared. (Hint: There are three). Do you think that this is an accurate and fair description of the data? Is this graph clear or misleading? Why?

*Source: http://calculatedriskimages.blogspot.com/2010/09/bls-education-pays.html*

* 2. *What
story does the Pie Graph below tell? Describe what these data are
representing. Do you think that this is an accurate and fair description
of these data? Is this graph easy to understand? Name at least three
things wrong with this graph and how you might correct them?

*Source: http://blog.jgc.org/2009/08/please-dont-use-pie-charts.html*

** 3. **Choose
any Excel dataset from Doc Sharing. Include the name of the dataset.
From that dataset, select any qualitative and discrete variable and
create an appropriate graph that describes that variable. Be sure to
fully label the graph. Attach your graph to your post using Add/Remove.
(Note: Doc Sharing contains tutorials to help with graphing in Excel).

Data set: Copy of Garbage.xlsx