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Week 1 Project – STAT 3001
Student Name:
Date:
Instructions: To complete this project, you will need the following materials:
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STATDISK User Manual (found on the Project resource page)
Access to the Internet to download the STATDISK program.
This assignment is worth a total of 60 points.
While arriving at the correct solution for a task or problem is important, the primary purpose of this
assignments is for you to demonstrate that you understand the process of completing the task or problem
by providing a clear explanation and showing the steps necessary to complete the task or solve the
problem.
Guidelines:
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You should place your answers directly into this document. Use TAB to advance through the
table below.
If the assignment asks you to perform a task, you should explain the steps for completing this task
in enough detail so that someone else could do the task. For example: Let’s say the instructions
are to “Make a Copy of Column1”. You might type “Click COPY button, select Column 1, click
COPY button on dialog. Click on Column 2. Press CTRL-V”
If the assignment asks a direct question, you should answer the question in a full sentence. For
example, if the assignment asks “What type of data is this? Why?”, you might answer “This data
is categorical data because it could be used to divide the data into 3 categories: SMALL,
MEDIUM, LARGE.”
Your answers should be typed in RED.
Before you begin this assignment, you will need to download and install STATDISK [Version 13] on
your computer, using the instructions from the statdisk.org website.
Instructions
Answers & Explanations
1. Open the STATDISK program, then open the data file
Foot and Height using Datasets and then
Elementary Stats, 13th edition. This data file contains
information on sex, age, foot length, shoe print, shoe
size, and height. How many observations are there in
the file?
2. Make a copy of the data values listed in column 2.
Paste the data into column 7. Re-name the title of
column 7 to COPY. Explain the steps.
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3. Make another copy of the data values listed in column
2 and paste those into column 8. Then sort only the
data values in column 8 using Z to A. Label the
column SORT. What is the largest value in this dataset?
4. Manually enter the following data values into column
9. Type all the data values into the one column in
vertical fashion. Label this new column commute.
This is the commute time in several large U.S. cities in
minutes. Explain the steps.
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5. What are some of the problems that could occur when
entering data values?
6. Go to the Data menu then select Sample
Transformations to divide by 2 to all the data values
in column 9 and then paste those values into column
10. Label this column Commute/2. Now what is the
value of the data item in the 14th row?
7. Would the commute time in column 10 be
considered a sample or a population? Why?
[Hint: Think hard about the difference between a
sample and population.]
8. Would you consider the commute time in column 10
to be qualitative or quantitative? Why?
9. Would you consider the commute time in column 10
to be discrete, continuous or neither? Why?
10. What is the level of measurement for commute time
in column 10. Why?
11. Save all the data in columns 1-10 using the file name
W1PROJECT. You don’t need to submit this file.
Be certain to add column labels to the data set.
Explain the steps.
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12. Use the COPY function in the Sample Editor to copy
the data values (columns 1-10) and paste them into
this Word file immediately below these directions.
Paste the data from Sample Editor goes here.
Submit your final draft of your Word file by going to Week 1, Project, and follow the directions under
Week 1 Project. Please use the naming convention “WK1Proj+last name+first initial.” as the Submission
Title.
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