The general idea is to perform an analysis of some data that you find interesting using the statistical tools and critical insights that you have developed in the course
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The general idea is to perform an analysis of some data that you find interesting using the statistical tools and critical insights that you have developed in the course. To help you find a topic and data you can have a look at Statistics: Pedagogical resources on this wiki. The whole project must be your own work although you may consult with other members of your team or other students.
Identify a topic you find interesting about which you have a question that could be resolved with appropriate data and analysis.
Find a number of sources (3 or more– except in very special cases where 3 or more sources would not exist) that provide information relevant to your question. At least one source should have relevant data.
Perform some analyses of the data including summaries of the distribution of relevant variable and relevant graphs.
Based on a critical assessment of your sources and your analysis, discuss the implications for your question.
Discuss clearly the strengths and limitations of your analysis and existing information in addressing your question.
Some guidelines for your report:
7 pages single spaced of analyses and discussion plus at least 2 pages of relevant graphs.
Show the results of at least one and preferably two analyses using a single data set — unless you are very ambitious and want to use more.
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