[Top Answer] MATH225N – Week 2 Discussion – Graphing and Describing Data in Everyday Life



Week 2 Discussion: Graphing and Describing Data in Everyday Life

Week Assignments Due Date
Week 2 Graded Discussion Due Date—

Responses:  Sunday of Week 2 [Have two posts on two different days]

  Knewton Homework Assignments

Frequency Tables (Section 2.1)

Frequency Tables & Histograms  (Section 2.1)

Stem & Leaf (Section 2.1)

Line & Bar Graphs (Section 2.1)

Sunday of Week 2
  Knewton Quiz #1

·       Covers Week 1 – 2 Material

·       25 Questions

·       2 Attempts

Sunday of Week 2


Discussion prompt

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • OpenStax Book: Chapter 2—Section 2.1
  • Lesson
  • 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.

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?

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Example discussion responses

Discussion response 1

For the first set of data, the injuries that presented to the clinic, I would use a relative frequency table. This would be appropriate……. (Purchase to view full answer).



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