Mini- Study Part I In this course you will conduct a mini study.

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You will survey 50 people through any method you
choose to find out information on your topic. You will then calculate the statistics for your data. It is
important to remember your mini study should use quantitative values since this is a statistics course
so you can complete the required calculations. When you pick a topic, make sure it is something
people are comfortable answering and that you only use adults. Complete this worksheet and then
begin your survey once it is graded so that you can write up your results in Module 7.
ItemDescription
1 State your topic
2 Who is the population for your claim? Justify your statement.
3
What question(s) will you ask in your survey to gather data on your claim? Explain the rationale
for each question.
4
What variables will be in your study? What type of variable are they (ordinal, nominal, discrete,
continuous, etc)?
5
Where will you post your survey and how will it reach your target population? (Facebook, email,
in person, etc)
6 How will you collect your data? (Survey Monkey, Facebook Question, By hand/Excel, etc)
7
What type of sampling method will you use? Justify your choice and cite a reference supporting
your decision.
8
What 2 types of graphs that you have learned about are the most appropriate for your data?
Justify your statement and cite a reference supporting your decision.
*Hint: think about if your data may have outliers, is quantitative, is categorical vs interval, etc.
9
What 8 descriptive statistics that you have learned about are the most appropriate for your data?
Justify your statement and cite a reference supporting your decision. *Hint: think about if the data
has outliers, is quantitative, is categorical vs interval, etc. Note: if you have more than one survey question you can count statistics on EACH
Length/Formatting Instructions
Length 2 Pages
Font 12 point , Calibri Font, no more than 1″ margins
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M4 Assignment Grading Rubric
Your work will be evaluated on the following criteria:
CATEGORY Exemplary Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Unacceptable
Topic and
population
20 points
Student provides a
clear topic with an
appropriate
population that is
supported with a
clear rationale.
16 points
Student provides a
clear topic with an
appropriate
population that is not
supported with a clear
rationale.
10 points
Student provides a
clear topic with an
inappropriate
population that is not
supported with a
clear rationale.
4 points
Student does not
provide a topic or a
population.
Sampling
20 points
Student provides a
clear rationale for
the sampling
method with a
citation. Student
has a detailed
plan of questions
to ask and a plan
for how to survey
the sample.
16 points
Student provides a
clear rationale for the
sampling method
without a citation.
Student has a
detailed plan of
questions to ask and
a plan for how to
survey the sample.
10 points
Student provides a
clear rationale for the
sampling method
without a citation.
Student lacks a clear
plan of questions to
ask and a plan for
how to survey the
sample.
4 points
Student provides a
clear rationale for the
sampling method
without a citation.
Student does not
include a plan for how
to survey the sample.
Graphical
Representations
of data
20 points
Student clearly
describes two
graphical
representations of
data that are
appropriate for the
variables given
with no errors.
16 points
Student clearly
describes two
graphical
representations of
data that are
appropriate for the
variables given with
small errors.
10 points
Student clearly
describes less than
two graphical
representations of
data that are
appropriate for the
variables given with
some errors.
4 points
Student describes
graphical
representations that
are not appropriate for
the given variable
types.
Descriptive
Statistics
20 points
Student clearly
describes 8
descriptive
statistics that are
appropriate for the
variables given
with no errors.
16 points
Student clearly
describes 8
descriptive statistics
that are appropriate
for the variables
given with small
errors.
10 points
Student clearly
describes less than 8
descriptive statistics
that are appropriate
for the variables
given with some
errors.
4 points
Student describes
statistics that are not
appropriate for the
given variable types.
Mechanics –
Grammar,
Punctuation,
Spelling
10 points
Student makes no
errors in grammar
or spelling that
distract the reader
from the content.
8 points
Student makes 1-2
errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.
5 points
Student makes 3-4
errors in grammar or
spelling that distract
the reader from the
content.
2 points
Student makes more
than 4 errors in
grammar or spelling
that distract the reader
from the content.
Format – APA
Format,
Citations,
Organization,
Transitions
10 points
The paper is
written in proper
format. All sources
used for quotes
and facts are
credible and cited
correctly.
Excellent
organization,
including a variety
of thoughtful
transitions.
8 points
The paper is written
in proper format with
only 1-2 errors. All
sources used for
quotes and facts are
credible and most are
cited correctly.
Adequate
organization includes
a variety of
appropriate
transitions.
5 points
The paper is written
in proper format with
only 3-5 errors. Most
sources used for
quotes and facts are
credible and cited
correctly. Essay is
poorly organized, but
may include a few
effective transitions.
2 points
The paper is not
written in proper
format. Many sources
used for quotes and
facts are less than
credible (suspect)
and/or are not cited
correctly. Essay is
disorganized and
does not include
effective transitions.
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