MA260 Mini Study Part I and II
Assignment Instructions
Mini Study Part I
In this course you will conduct a mini study. You will survey 50 people through any method you choose to find out information on your topic. You will then calculate the statistics for your data. It is important to remember your mini study should use quantitative values since this is a statistics course so you can complete the required calculations. When you pick a topic, make sure it is something people are comfortable answering and that you only use adults. Complete this worksheet and then begin your survey once it is graded so that you can write up your results in Module 7.
Item 
Description 
1 
State your topic 
2 
Who is the population for your claim? Justify your statement. 
3 
What question(s) will you ask in your survey to gather data on your claim? Explain the rationale for each question. 
4 
What variables will be in your study? What type of variable are they (ordinal, nominal, discrete, continuous, etc)? 
5 
Where will you post your survey and how will it reach your target population? (Facebook, email, in person, etc) 
6 
How will you collect your data? (Survey Monkey, Facebook Question, By hand/Excel, etc) 
7 
What type of sampling method will you use? Justify your choice and cite a reference supporting your decision. 
8 
What 2 types of graphs that you have learned about are the most appropriate for your data? Justify your statement and cite a reference supporting your decision. 
9 
What 8 descriptive statistics that you have learned about are the most appropriate for your data? Justify your statement and cite a reference supporting your decision. *Hint: think about if the data has outliers, is quantitative, is categorical vs interval, etc. *Note: if you have more than one survey question you can count statistics on EACH* 
Mini Study Part II
Answer the questions below about your data adhering to the outlined criteria in complete sentences. Cite any outside sources that are used.
Item 
Description 
1 
Treat your data just as you would one of the datasets from the homework. Be sure you include appropriate measures of central tendency and dispersion etc. 
2 
Construct a frequency distribution using 5 –8 classes. 
3 
Create 2 different but appropriate visual representations of your data (pie chart, bar graph, etc). You MUST use Excel to do this. 
4 
Complete the calculations for the 8 statistics you identified in your worksheet in week 3. You MUST use Excel to do this. 
5 
Write a brief paragraph describing the meaning or interpretation for EACH of the statistics. For example, if some of the statistics chosen were the mean, median and mode, which is the best measure? 
6 
Construct a 95% Confidence Interval to estimate the population mean/proportion in the claim. 
7 
Complete the calculations for the 8 statistics you identified in your What can you conclude from this result regarding the topic 

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Solution: MA260 Mini Study Part I and II