HW2s11_1 - AEM 2100 Spring 2011 Homework 2 1.) The data...

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AEM 2100 Spring 2011 Homework 2 1.) The data below summarize results of a survey that asked teens and adults to identify the single top government research priority. ( Business Week , December 6, 2004.) Research Area Adults (%) Teens (%) Alternative Energy 33 23 Stem-cell research 12 4 Water purification 11 20 Space exploration 3 15 a.) Compare the responses of adults to those of teens using side-by-side bar charts. Be sure to add a category for the ‘Other’ responses. How does the presence of a large group of ‘Other’ responses affect your results? b.) If each respondent in the survey listed several areas for research, would it then be appropriate to form a pie chart of the values in a column of the table? 2.) The following table shows results of whether the death penalty was imposed in murder trials in Florida between 1976 and 1987. For instance, the death penalty was given in 53 out of 467 cases in which a white defendant had a white victim. Death Penalty, by Defendant’s Race and Victim’s Race Victim’s Race Defendant’s Race Death Penalty Yes Death Penalty No Total White White 53 414 467 Black 11 37 48 Black White 0 16 16 Black 4 139 143 Source: M. Radelet and G. Pierce,
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course AEM 2100 taught by Professor Vanes,c. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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HW2s11_1 - AEM 2100 Spring 2011 Homework 2 1.) The data...

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