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

HOMEWORK

Program/File

Type

Submit in Word

Attachments Should be pasted into the Word document if possible.

Referencing

system

APA referencing system is necessary in assignments, especially material copied from

the Internet.

For examples of correct citations, visit the following link:

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

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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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