Descriptive Statistics Project
as part of its collaboration with the SERC Pedagogic Service.
Students choose a topic to investigate that they are interested in. Through this activity, students experience the processes involved with researching a topic, namely, identifying the variable, collecting, organizing, summarizing, and analyzing a set of data as well as preparing a written report of the study.
2) Become more aware of potential problems associated with sampling.
3) Reinforce calculation of statistical measures using their own data.
4) Interpretation of data in graphical and numerical forms.
5) Practice writing (describing and reasoning) in a quantitative setting.
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
Student Activity Handout (Microsoft Word 45kB May12 08)