MAT201 SLP01

Your specific assignment
for this week is to select a type of quantitative data to collect from your own
life. Some examples of data to collect could be:

- How long it takes to drive to
work each day.
- How many hours of TV
shows you watch each day.
- Number of phone calls you get
each day.

In a brief paper,
describe the data you are going to collect. Start collecting data today
so you have can have at least 10 observations, preferably more.

Note: you only
have to choose one variable, and then collect 10 days worth of data on that one
variable. For example, if your variable is how long it takes you to drive
to work each day, simply record how long it takes you to get to work for 10
days. Save this date for use in remaining SLP assignments.

*Submit
your paper to CourseNet for grading containing the above information by the end
of this module.*

**Session Long Project assignment expectations:**

Use information from the modular background
readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all
sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items will be assessed in
particular:

1.
Your ability to explain the basic logic of probability theory

2.
Your ability to identify the meaning of independent and dependent
events

MAT201 SLP02

Welcome to the second
SLP, using the data you have collected in Module 1 please do the
following:

Calculate the mean,
median, and mode.

Are these numbers higher
or lower than you would have expected?

Which of these measures
of central tendency do you think most accurately describes the lifestyle
variable you are looking at?

Write a brief paper
pages with your calculations and the answers to these questions.

*Submit
your paper to CourseNet for grading by the end of this module.*

**Session Long Project assignment expectations:**

Use information from the modular background
readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all
sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items will be assessed in
particular:

1.
Your ability to choose the most appropriate measure of central
tendency for a particular set of data.

2.
Your ability to calculate the mean, median, and mode from a set of
data.

3.
Your ability to explain the difference between the mean, median,
and mode.

MAT201 SLP03

Welcome to the third
SLP, using Excel, prepare a frequency distribution from the data you collected
in Module 1.

Calculate the Standard
Deviation of your data.

Is this a normal
distribution?

What are the implications?

*Submit
your paper to CourseNet for grading by the end of this module.*

**Session Long Project assignment expectations:**

Use information from the modular background
readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all
sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items will be assessed in
particular:

1.
Your ability to describe a normal distribution as evidenced by a
bell shaped curve.

2.
Your ability to describe the information provided by the Standard
Deviation.

MAT201 SLP04

Welcome to module four's
SLP. For this module, continue to collect data for five days.

Is the larger sample
changing anything?

Is your mean increasing
or decreasing?

Do you think the current
sample you have is enough to paint an accurate picture, or do you need a much
larger sample?

*Submit
your paper to CourseNet for grading by the end of this module.*

**Session Long Project assignment expectations:**

Use information from the modular background
readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all
sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items will be assessed in
particular:

1.
Your ability to identify situations when sampling is appropriate.

2.
Your ability to describe the process of selecting and evaluating a
sample.

MAT201 SLP05

Welcome to the final
SLP, for this assignment you have a choice of either using ANOVA or using
regression.

1. Divide your data in
half, your first 8 observations and your last 7 observations. Then use ANOVA
to test to see if there is a significant difference between the two halves of
your data. This list of .org/">Webpages that Perform Statistical
Calculations has several ANOVA calculators.

2. Take your data and
arrange it in the order you collected it. Count the total number of
observations you have, and label this number N. Then create another
set of data starting from one and increasing by one until you reach N.
For example, if you have 10 observations, then your new set of data would be
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). This set of data is called a time
series. Run a regression using your original set of data as your
dependent variable, and your time series as an independent variable. Use
the .hofstra.edu/faculty/Stefan_Waner/newgraph/regressionframes.html">simple regression
calculation page to calculate your regression. Write a paper
reporting your results and any conclusions that can be reached with it.

*Submit
your paper for grading by the end of this module.*

**Session Long Project assignment expectations:**

Use information from the modular background
readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Please cite all
sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.

The following items will be assessed in
particular:

1.
Your ability to identify when the Least Squares method should be
used.

2.
Your ability to describe ANOVA and identify when the ANOVA method
should be used.