DUE BEFORE LAB SESSION ON SEPT 16/17/18. Submit assignment to Digital Dropbox in Blackboard.
Population below is in millions… 1,000 million = 1 billion
The site below has a population clock which provides estimates of the
current population. For example, when I checked the estimate last Friday
Sept 6, it was 6,721,660,410. By the time you check it will be higher to
reflect the increase in population during the past several days. Obviously
this I just an estimate based on the current population growth trend.
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
Current world population growth rate is about 1.14% per year
The rate of growth peaked in 1963 when it stood at about 2.19% a year.
Check the population clock at the above site and record the figure that you
see for current population. Then use the current growth rate to estimate
what the world population will be a year from now assuming that the
growth rate per year is 1.14%
Current world population
__
6,721,660,410
_
Q1a. Estimated
population a year from
now_
6,721,660,410 +
(.0114 x
6,721,660,410)=6,798,287,339
Q1b. Estimated population a year from now if the growth rate was
2.19% as in 1963
6,721,660,410+(.0214 x
6,721,660,410)=6,868,864,773
This is a simple prediction…we assume the current growth rate will
continue into the future and our estimate is based on that belief.
Year
Population
10,000 BC
1
9000 BC
3
8000 BC
5
7000 BC
7
6000 BC
10
5000 BC
15
4000 BC
20
3000 BC
25
2000 BC
35
1000 BC
50
500 BC
100
Year 1
200
1000
310
1750
791
Year Population
1800
978
1850
1,262
1900
1,650
1950
2,519
1955
2,756
1960
2,982
1965
3,335
1970
3,692
1975
4,068
1980
4,435
1985
4,831
1990
5,264
1995
5,674
2000
6,071
2005
6,454
For the questions below, refer to your copy of the STAS2126 Survey that you completed.
2a
Are you male or female? (Q1)
Dichotomous
…Nominal…Ordinal…Interval
2b
What program are you in? (Q2)
Dichotomous…
Nominal
…Ordinal…Interval
2c
What is your birth order? (Q3)
Dichotomous…Nominal…
Ordinal
…Interval
2d
What is your age? (Q4)
Dichotomous…Nominal…
Ordinal
…Interval
2e
What is your marital status? (Q5)
Dichotomous…
Nominal
…Ordinal…Interval
2f
Where do you live (dwelling type)? (Q8)
Dichotomous…
Nominal
…Ordinal…Interval
2g
All things considered, how religious would you say you are? (Q12)
Dichotomous…Nominal…
Ordinal
…Interval
2h
Where do you stand on global warming? (Q16)
Dichotomous…Nominal…
Ordinal
…Interval
2i
I could be happy even if I did not have a lot money (Q23)
Dichotomous…Nominal…
Ordinal
…Interval
2j
What about population growth rate as discussed above…assume
growth rates of 1%, 2%, 3%, 4%, and 5%.
...would this be
considered an equal interval measure (see notes if necessary)?
Explain your answer.
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