This week you?ll get a headstart on your Week 9 Assignment – Data Analysis and Visualization by searching for and summarizing a newspaper article that highlights a real-world problem that could be solved through statistical data.?
To successfully complete your discussion post, include the following:
? The title of the article, the date it was published, and a link to the article.
? A bullet-pointed summary of the purpose of the article and the problem it is trying to solve.
? A brief explanation of how the article uses descriptive statistics to communicate information, conclusions, or solutions found in the study.
Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates? posts.
Note: The instructions for this discussion are the same as Step 1 in your Week 9 Assignment.?
To begin, visit one of the following newspapers? websites:?
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or a future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date during this quarter.
Example topics may include:
? Elections/exit polls
? Award shows (Oscars/Emmys/Grammys)
? Economy/job market
? Gender equality?
The article should use one or more of the following categories of descriptive statistics:?
? Measures of Frequency – Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
? Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode
? Measures of Dispersion or Variation – Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
? Measures of Position – Percentile, Quartiles
Note: Once you navigate to a publication?s website, it may be easiest to do a search with a statistics-related word (ex: standard deviation).
This is a continuation of the week 6 discussion. If you have not completed the week 6 discussion, please complete that discussion first, and then complete the week 8 discussion.?For the week 9 assignment, you will be creating a presentation that is based on the information provided in the conference application template.?
To successfully complete your discussion post, include the following:?
? Choose an audience (outside of the field of mathematics) based on your topic that could benefit from the information you will present. For example, this could be your local city council member, staff or administrators of a school, or employees at a company.?
? Analyze the data in the article to determine the best visual (graph or chart) to tell the story to your audience.?
? Create one visualization (line graph, pie chart, bar graph, area graph, or scatter plot) of the data appropriate for the conference audience and embed the graph or chart in your discussion response.?An explanation of each type of graph or chart can be found in the week 6 learn section in Blackboard.?NOTE:?If the article already contains a visual, you must create a different type of graph or chart.?
? Explain how the audience can benefit from the data.?
? Recommend your identified solutions using language appropriate for the audience.?