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Quantitative data on the end of year maths test scores of children in year 8. Compare the data by making hypotheses to indicate if there is something comparable between the results.

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I. INTRODUCTION For my Maths GCSE's I am required to do two pieces of coursework one of which is a piece on statistics. The purpose of this project is to help me investigate a real life situation using statistics. In this case I have been given some quantitative data on the end of year maths test scores of children in year 8. What I am supposed to do is compare the data by making hypotheses to indicate if there is something comparable between the results. First I have decided it would be best to make my hypotheses. Also since there is not a lot of data I have decided it would be best to make only two hypothesises. 1. All the Boys total scores were much higher than the Girls total scores. 2. People who attained good marks on Paper 1 attained good marks on Paper 2. Data Collection The data of the test scores was given to me in excel format. On it were the test results of paper 1, paper 2, mental and the total scores. This same data was given for boys and Girls. There are results for 59 Girls and 77 Boys. So then to make comparing the results easier I chose a sample of 30 boys and girls. I chose this sample at random so that my data would not be biased. I chose it at random by using the sort then RAND on excel. Gender Paper 1 Paper 2 Mental Total M 36 22 14 72 M 31 18 10 59 M 35 39 23 97 M 35 33 20 88 M 34 29 17 80 M 41 20 13 74 M 45 44 28 117 M 35 39 25 99 M 39 35 20 94 M 46 38 26 110 M 34 26 12 72 M 54 37 21 112 M 24 22 11 57 M 55 49 23 127 M 36 32 18 86 M 46 28 74 M 37 32 12 81 M 42 ...read more.


Each student of Class 7A individually completed this questionnaire for at least 2 areas, one area near Seef and one area not near Seef. Students of Class 7A also produced a map of the 1st floor of Seef Mall. 4. RESULTS OF SURVEY Results of People Survey Result on Gender (I): Response Count % Male 45 45 Female 55 55 Conclusion: While both Males and Females like to visit Seef Mall, Females certainly appear to visit Seef Mall more, probably due to preference for shopping! Result on Age (II): Response Count % 0-20 18 18 21-35 55 55 36-50 20 20 50+ 7 7 Conclusion: While youngsters (35 years or below) certainly appear to dominate the scene at Seef Mall, significant presence of the older generation (over 35 years) is good for serious business! Result on Where do you live (III): Response Count % Response Count % Manama 25 25 Isa Town 5 5 Hamad Town 9 9 A'Ali 1 1 Budaiya 16 16 Other 41 41 Awali 3 3 Conclusion: As expected, residents of Manama and Budaiya form bulk of the visitors to Seef Mall due to locational proximity. However, there appear to an equally large number of visitors to Seef Mall who live outside Bahrain, as evidenced by large number of responses in the "Other" category. Result on How long did it take you to get to the Mall (IV): Response Count % 0 - 10 minutes 35 35 11 - 20 minutes 49 49 21 - 30 minutes 7 7 31 - 40 minutes 4 4 40 + minutes 5 5 Conclusion: Most visitors get to Seef Mall within 20 minutes, with the average time for a visitor being 14 minutes 45 seconds. This is obviously not counting weekends where it has sometimes taken me over 30 minutes to reach Seef Mall from Budaiya! Result on Do you find Seef Mall easy to get to (V): Response Count % Yes 93 93 No 7 7 Conclusion: No problem in reaching Seef Mall. ...read more.


It also has other attractions apart from Shopping such as Cinema complex, Coffee Houses, two Food Courts and amusement areas for children such as Magic Island. D�cor and interior of Seef Mall is of highest quality and, together with other attractions, explains why people visit Seef Mall once every 8 days on average and spend on average 1 hour and 50 minutes per visit. On the other hand, there is inconclusive evidence from the limited EQS survey to determine whether Seef Mall has been good or bad for the environment. The survey shows that area within Seef Mall is quite environment friendly, with the exception of the noise level which is high. However, the survey also shows that there is still ample scope for improving the level of environmental friendliness in areas outside Seef Mall with Smell, Litter and Congestion being key areas to focus on. More samples of EQS data are needed for making environment related conclusions. 7. LIMITATIONS Given a choice of conducting the investigation again, I would improve upon the following areas: 1. Survey method: Instead of carrying out the survey on one day and at a specific time, I would carry out the survey at different times of the day as well as on different days of the week (e.g. week-ends). This would also possibly result in increasing the size of the data sample. 2. Questionnaire Design: I would expand the questionnaire slightly (I wouldn't want to annoy the people by asking too many questions) to perhaps ask for more details on shopping behaviour (e.g. type of goods, preferred outlets). 3. Response analysis: I would find it interesting to link the responses (shopping behaviour, length of stay, frequency of visit, reasons for visit) to age/gender of the respondents and draw conclusions. 4. EQS Survey: I would increase the data sample size and draw conclusions based on responses from the entire class instead of an individual's response. ...read more.

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