Seminar 2 Critical Thinking

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Seminar 2 Critical Thinking Questions (40 points total): Name: _____________ For the Critical Thinking assignment this week, we'll continue to take an applied approach in working with data. The assignment has two exercises, and Exercise 1 has a Part A and Part B. We start out by using one of the datasets in Statdisk, and choose one variable to look to see if there are similarities and differences between the male and female data. We then take that same data but add another variable into the mix to see if there is a relationship between the first variable and the second variable. I'll give a really simple (unrelated) example of how that works: We may take look at "Time watching TV" and compare male to female data. There may be some differences and there may not be—this is what we'll assess for the first part of this exercise. Then, let's say we wanted to see if there is a relationship between watching TV and waist size. So we'd use our same variable "Time Watching TV" as the X variable, and see if that is correlated to "Waist Size" for both males and females. We could then compare the relationships—do male sizes differ from females when watching lots of TV? We follow this same procedure for Part A and Part B of this first exercise. For Exercise 2 you'll look at your own life and describe two variables are related. See below for more instructions. Exercise 1: (30 pts) A. First go into Statdisk and find the Dataset in Elementary Stats 11th ed. for "Health Exam Results" (click on Dataset, then 11 th version, and the datasets you need will be right at the top). Pick one variable (just one!) other than Age or Pulse Rates . Now analyze the descriptive statistics for the variable you selected. Analyze by comparing the Male and Female data. Statdisk has broken it into two different datasets so you can do comparisons on males and females separately or combine the data sets and run

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## This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course FLASH 101 taught by Professor Mrburns during the Fall '11 term at Baker MI.

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