# Week2ProjectSubmissionPartA.docx

Week 2 Project Submission Part A

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.

Field-specific examples:

· 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

· My Topic: Cybercrime: COVID-19 Cyber Attacks by attack type

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Instructions

For this project, you will need to outline the following details:

· Sampling: A careful description of how the sample was obtained. Be very specific! Include sample sizes, the population of interest, and a description of the sample. Also, include a copy of the survey if you used one.

· Select a topic with a numeric variable (these are numbers that can be meaningfully used to create summary statistics).  You are encouraged to look at sports data, real estate data, and criminal statistic data.

· Find ACTUAL data (see links below to help you look). Include your formal references in APA format to the data you have decided to use.

· Ensure that you have a sample size of 20 (MINIMUM) as 30 would be preferred. It can be larger and that's great, but 20 is the minimum.

· Descriptive Statistics: Any descriptive statistics relevant to your project should be included.

· You are required to give the mean, mode, median, and standard deviation of your data set. You may include other calculations if they support your work.

· 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 descriptive statistics.

· Hypothesis:

· From your data, what do you expect to see/happen?

· What are you hoping to learn?

· Working references in APA format.

Here are some suggested sites for collecting great data. All of these link to an external website.

Data Sources Recommended by the American Statistical Association ( ), all of which link to an external website.

Project Submission A Rubric

Project Submission A Rubric

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSample and Target Population

A sample and target population is provided.

 20 pts Mastery A thorough description of the sample and target population is provided. The project includes sample size, the population of interest, and description of the sample. If a survey was used, it is provided. 15 pts Competent A description of the sample and target population is provided. The description may be limited and/or lacking components. If a survey was used, it is provided. 8 pts Developing Competency A description of the sample OR target population is provided. The description may be limited and/or lacking components. If a survey was used it may or may not be present. 0 pts Missing No direct discussion about the sample, population, and sampling method.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeData

A data set and summary count is provided.

 10 pts Mastery A data set and summary count is provided. 5 pts Competent A data set OR summary count is provided. 0 pts Missing Data set not included.

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMean, Median, Mode, and Standard Deviation

The mean, median, mode, and standard deviation are provided.

 30 pts Mastery Correctly calculated mean, mode, median, and standard deviation with accompanying work or calculations. 22 pts Competent Three of the four components are provided (mean, median, mode, and standard deviation). 15 pts Developing Competency Two of the four components are provided (mean, median, mode, and standard deviation). 7 pts Beginning Understanding One of the four components are provided (mean, median, mode, and standard deviation). 0 pts Missing No mention of mean, median, mode, and standard deviation.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePictorial Representations

Two graphs are provided.

 20 pts Mastery Two graphs are provided. 10 pts Competent One graph is provided. 0 pts Missing Both graphs are not present.

20 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCraftsmanship

Working Reference(s) using APA format

 10 pts Competent Working Reference(s) using APA format done with minimal errors. 10 pts Mastery Working Reference(s) using APA format done correctly and with excellent organization/presentation. 5 pts Beginning Understanding Working Reference(s) with major mistakes, or weak organization. 0 pts Missing No references or poor organization

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHypothesis

 10 pts Mastery A reasonable hypothesis was developed with an explanation for what they hope to learn from the project. 5 pts Developing Competency A fairly reasonable hypothesis was developed with an explanation for what they hope to learn from the project. The hypothesis may be lacking detail and/or justification. 0 pts Missing No hypothesis was provided

10 pts

Total Points: 100