Refer to the data file your class created for Exercise 1.12 (page 22). For variables chosen by your instructor, conduct descriptive statistical analyses. In your report, give an example of a research question that could be addressed using your analyses, identifying response and explanatory variables. Summarize and interpret your findings.
Using statistical software or a spread sheet program (such as Microsoft Excel), your instructor will help the class create a data file consisting of the values for class members of characteristics such as those in the previous exercise. One exercise in each chapter will use this data file.
(a) Copy the data file to your computer and print a copy.
(b) Give an example of a question that you could address by analyzing these data with (i) descriptive statistics, (ii) inferential statistics.