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Statistics - Men are more accurate than women at estimating the length of a line are.

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  • Submitted: 16/10/2003
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AS and A Level Probability & Statistics

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Guestimate: Statistics Coursework

Hypothesis: Men are more accurate than women at estimating the length of a line are.

I am also going to investigate another hypothesis similar to the first one and this will give me results, which I can compare, which will give me a better conclusion.

Hypothesis 2: Men are more accurate than women at estimating the size of an angle are.

In order to investigate whether my 2 hypotheses are correct, I am going to draw a line and draw an angle on a piece of paper (see previous page). I am then going to ask 30 men and 30 women to estimate how long they think the line is and what size the angle is. By asking 30 people from each gender it give me more results, which is better for investigating my hypotheses, to if they are correct.

To make this a fair test I am going to ask men and women who are 17-45 years of age. This would make it easy to find people to estimate the length of the line and the size of the angle, as I can ask my mums, dads and

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