Week 2 Discussion: Graphing and Describing Data in Everyday Life
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
• OpenStax Book: Chapter 2—Section 2.1
• Minimum of 1 scholarly source
In your reference for this assignment, be sure to include both your text/class materials AND your outside reading(s).
Initial Post Instructions
Suppose that you have two sets of data to work with. The first set is a list of all the injuries that were seen in a clinic in a month’s time. The second set contains data on the number of minutes that each patient spent in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. You can make assumptions about other information or variables that are included in each data set. Say you have two sets of information to work with. The first set is a list of all the injuries that a clinic saw in a month. The second set of information is about how long each patient waited in a doctor’s office waiting room. You can make guesses about other pieces of information or variables in each data set.
For each data set, propose your idea of how best to represent the key information. To organize your data would you choose to use a frequency table, a cumulative frequency table, or a relative frequency table? Why?
What type of graph would you use to display the organized data from each frequency distribution? What would be shown on each of the axes for each graph?
Follow-Up Post Instructions
Respond to at least one peer. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.
Consider how different distributions might affect the different graphs. How might other variables affect the graphs? How could graphs be made to be biased? If a graph were biased, how might you change it to guard against that bias?
• Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
• APA format for in-text citations and list of references
Title: Introductory Business Statistics
Authors: Alexander Holmes, Barbara Illowsky, Susan Dean
Publication Date: 2017-11-30
Holmes, A., Illowsky, B., & Dean, S. (2017). Introductory business statistics. OpenStax. https://openstax.org/details/books/introductory-business-statistics