Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My favorite project so far in statistics has been the info-graphic project. We created an info-graphic based off of questions we asked band students at a regional band clinic.  We got to learn about creating graphs in Piktochart and making the data easy to understand.  This was the first project that we did in this class, and I think it was a perfect way to introduce us to the basics of stats.
I enjoyed learning all about how to properly obtain and display statistics using graphs and charts.  Another great aspect of this project was the fact that we were learning how to do things, like calculating the margin of error, that we would need for the rest of the class and probably later on in life.  For our survey we did a stratified random sample taking five band students from every band at the clinic.  Through this we found a lot of interesting data and, although we didn't record it since this was supposed to be single variable statistics, we noticed some discrepancies based on the school you went to while taking the survey.  The most interesting statistic we found is that around 57% of students practice 1-3 hours a week which seemed to be higher than I would expect.  If I were to do this project again, I would probably try to survey more than thirty people to get some better results with smaller confidence intervals.

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