Thursday, February 26, 2009

Random Statistical Results

For the research methods class I am taking this semester I had to gather some random data and then perform some basic statistical analysis on that data. I had to get answers from 40 people, so I used the fastest method i new of to gather that data...mass emails on facebook. It worked really well! Thank you everyone who sent me their info! I figured I would share some of the useless statistics and information i gathered from that study.

First off, these were the questions...

1- What year are you in school?
(younger than college, freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, grad, other)
2-Which do you like better?
(Hamburgers, hot dogs, don’t like either, like both the same)
3- What is your age?
4- How many siblings do you have?
5- I was supposed to ask gender as well, but I didn't really have to ask to know

So it turns out that out of the 40 people sampled

-17.5% of people prefer hot dogs (7/40)
-62.5% of people prefer hamburgers (25/40)
-10% don't like either (4/40)
-10% like them both the same (4/40)

-out of the people who prefer hot dogs, only one was a girl. I found that a little funny.

also, the number of siblings ranged from 1 to 14 (way to skew the numbers Kelsi!) with the average being 3.63 siblings.

There were 13 boys and 27 girls who participated. Ages ranged from 16 to 34.
mean- 22.1
median-21
mode-20
(I guess that data is very telling of how old most of the people that I associate with are)

McKay wants to go to bed now, so I guess that is the end of the useless statistics. Well maybe they aren't completely useless because they got me a good grade on the assignment. Thanks again everyone who helped!

2 comments:

Kayli said...

You're welcome. :)

Tara Belnap said...

Glad you got a good grade!

I hated my stats class...