Statistics – Lab Week 2
Name: Ameny Alzar
Statistical Concepts:
· Using MINITAB
· Graphics
· Shapes of Distributions
· Descriptive Statistics
· Empirical Rule
Ø MINITAB is a powerful, yet userfriendly, data analysis software package. You can launch MINITAB by finding the icon and double clicking on it. After a moment you will see two windows, the Session Window in the top half of the screen and the Worksheet or Data Window in the bottom half.
Ø Data have already been formatted and entered into a MINITAB worksheet. Go to the eCollege Doc sharing site to download this data file. The names of each variable from the survey are in the first row of the Worksheet. This row has a background color of gray to identify it as the variable names. All other rows of the MINITAB Worksheet represent a certain students’ answers to the survey questions. Therefore, the rows are called observations and the columns are called variables. Included with this lab, you will find a code sheet that identifies the correspondence between the variable names and the survey questions.
Ø Complete the answers below and paste the answers from MiniTab below each question. Type your answers to the questions where noted. Therefore, your response to the lab will be this ONE document submitted to the dropbox.
Code Sheet
Variable Name 
Question 
Drive 
Question 1 – How long does it take you to drive to the school on average (to the nearest minute)? 15 min. 
State 
Question 2 – What state/country were you born? Florida 
Temp 
Question 3 – What is the temperature outside right now? 72 
Rank 
Question 4 – Rank all of the courses you are currently taking. The class you look most forward to taking will be ranked one, next two, and so on. What is the rank assigned to this class? Statistics 1, Collaborative Nursing 2 
Height 
Question 5 – What is your height to the nearest inch? 5’8 
Shoe 
Question 6 – What is your shoe size? 10 
Sleep 
Question 7 – How many hours did you sleep last night? 7 
Gender 
Question 8 – What is your gender? Female 
Race 
Question 9 – What is your race? Hispanic 
Car 
Question 10 – What color of car do you drive? Black 
TV 
Question 11 – How long (on average) do you spend a day watching TV? 30 min. 
Money 
Question 12 – How much money do you have with you right now? 0 
Coin 
Question 13 – Flip a coin 10 times. How many times did you get tails? 4 
Die1 
Question 14 – Roll a sixsided die 10 times and record the results. 3 4 2 5 5 4 6 3 2 1 
Die2 

Die3 

Die4 

Die5 

Die6 

Die7 

Die8 

Die9 

Die10 
Creating Graphs
1. Create a Pie Chart for the variable Car – Pull up Graph > Pie Chart and click in the categories variables box so that the list of variables will show up on the left. Now double click on the variable name ‘Car” in the box at the left of the window. Include a title by clicking on the “Labels…” button and typing it in the correct text area (put your name in as the title) and click OK. Click OK again to create graph. Click on the graph and use Ctrl+C to copy and come back here, click below this question and use Ctrl+V to paste it in this Word document.

2. Create a histogram for the variable Height – Pull up Graph > Histograms and choose “Simple”. Then set the graph variable to “height”. Include a title by clicking on the “Labels…” button and typing it in the correct text area (put your name in as the title) and click OK. Copy and paste the graph here.

3. Create a stem and leaf chart for the variable Money – Pull up Graph > Stemand Leaf and set Variables: to “Money”. Enter 10 for the Increment: and click OK.
The leaves of the stemleaf plot will be the one’s digits of the values in the “Money” variable. Note: the first column of the stemleaf plot that you create is the count. The row with the count in parentheses includes the median. The counts below the median cumulate from the bottom of the plot.
Copy and paste the graph here.

4. Calculate descriptive statistics for the variable Height by Gender – Pull up Stat > Basic Statistics > Display Descriptive Statistics and set Variables: to Height. Check By variable: and enter Gender into this text box. Click OK. Type the mean and the standard deviation for both males and females in the space below this question.

Mean 
Standard deviation 
Females 


Males 


Ø Select File > Save Worksheet As to save the data set. You must either keep a copy of this data or download it again off the web site for future labs.
Short Answer Writing Assignment
All answers should be complete sentences.
5. What is the most common color of car for students who participated in this survey? Explain how you arrived at your answer.

6. What is seen in the histogram created for the heights of students in this class (include the shape)? Explain your answer.

7. What is seen in the stem and leaf plot for the money variable (include the shape)? Explain your answer.

8. Compare the mean for the heights of males and the mean for the heights of females in these data. Compare the values and explain what can be concluded based on the numbers.

9. Compare the standard deviation for the heights of males and the standard deviation for the heights of females in the class. Compare the values and explain what can be concluded based on the numbers.

10. Using the empirical rule, 95% of female heights should be between what two values? Either show work or explain how your answer was calculated.

11. Using the empirical rule, 68% of male heights should be between what two values? Either show work or explain how your answer was calculated.

Subject  Mathematics 
Due By (Pacific Time)  03/16/2013 12:00 am 
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