Lippman, D. (2017). Describing data. In Math in Society (pp. 247-275). Open Textbook Store. Read the chapter. This reading will provide an overview of how descriptive statistics and data visualizations are used by providing numerous examples.
Salkind, N. J. (2010). Central tendency, measures of. In Encyclopedia of research design (Vols. 1-0). SAGE Publications, Inc. Read the web pages. This reading provides a detailed conceptual explanation of measures of central tendency, along with how to calculate each by hand. This will be needed for this week’s assignment.
Jordan, C. (2008). Turning powerful stats into art [Video]. TED Conferences. View this 10:40-minute video to learn how creative data visualizations can be! Although Jordan presented his work over a decade ago, his images teach us how impactful data visualizations can be when telling stories through data.
Poldrack, R. A. (2018). Chapter 3: Summarizing data. Statistical thinking for the 21st century (pp. 35-49). Open Educational Resources Collection. Read Chapter 3. This book chapter covers how different types of data should be summarized using data visualizations.
Northcentral University. (2021). Instructions to Create a Histogram in Excel [Video]. Watch this brief, 3:03-minute video for instructions on how to create a histogram in Excel. This information will be needed for this week’s assignment.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (n.d.). Approximation. Read the webpage. This webpage provides information on rounding. In this assignment and future assignments in this course, it will be important to round your final answers to two decimal places.