Statistics & Probability | Instructor: Suman Ganguli

# Category: Course Activities(Page 1 of 4)

• summary statistics: mean, median, max, min, standard deviation
• frequency table and frequency histogram
• optional: time series plot (data over time)
• a short paragraph describing your project:
• background: what variable you chose, why you were interested in that variable, and your method for recording the data;
• some comments on the summary statistics, including any patterns you notice in the frequency distribution and/or the time series plot

You can consult my Personal Data Project spreadsheet and use it as a model.

Quiz #3 is another take-home assignment, due this Sunday (April 25). You can download the pdf with the quiz exercises from OpenLab Files. For this quiz, you only need to submit written solutions (i.e., no spreadsheet this time).

Submit a single pdf with your written responses to the Quiz #3 Assignment on Blackboard.

Before (or while) working on the quiz, you may find it useful to review the class recordings and/or whiteboards, in particular for the class sessions where we discussed the probability experiment of flipping a coin 3 times.

Also, please also work on the HW sets, in particular Topics 3.4 and 4.1. We discussed 3.4 in class yesterday, and we will discuss 4.1 (and also 4.2) on Monday.

Please visit and explore the Gapminder website which I will show in class after spring break:

• the homepage Gapminder.org has links to various features on the site
• the Tools page has an interactive scatterplot tool which I will show in class:

GapMinder has a LOT of data that is available for download, and so is a very good source for project topics and datasets.  They provide datasets for 519 (!) different “indicators” listed alphabetically–everything from “Adults with HIV (%, age 15-49)”) to “Yearly CO2 emissions (1000 tonnes).”