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# Statistics - Mayfield School Project.

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Introduction

GCSE  MATHS

Statistics Course Work

Mayfield School Project

By:                Edward Semprini

Form 5 – Salesian College

Year 11 Mayfield Statistics Coursework

Introduction:

In this investigation I shall be investigating the relationship between the height and age of random group of girls and boys taken from Mayfield School. The years, which I will be comparing, are from year 7 to year 11. I will also be comparing the weight and height of these children. Because there is a massive bulk of information collected from every child in the school in the selected age groups I have had to choose 60 random samples of people from the school. I worked out how many people I needed from each year and from they’re got the amount of random people I needed from each year. They are random to insure that there can be no fixing in the results. So this means that every person involved will have the exact fair chance of selection as the others.

When I have the correct information I need about the 60 students that I have chosen at random I will then analyse the information. I will proceed in doing this by first making scatter graphs for each of the students in each year, then I shall make bar graphs and make averages of each year then a final average of every person selected for both aims.

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Results:

 RANDOM NUMBER GIVEN NUMBER OUT OF EITHER KS3 OR 4 YEAR MALE/FEMALE HEIGHT WEIGHT KS3 KS3 KS3 KS3 KS3 KS3 48 48 7 FEMALE 1.55 40.00 59 59 7 FEMALE 1.60 42.00 63 63 7 FEMALE 1.41 40.00 12 12 7 FEMALE 1.59 54.00 8 8 7 FEMALE 1.63 45.00 54 54 7 FEMALE 1.50 45.00 59 59 7 FEMALE 1.60 42.00 66 197 7 MALE 1.44 42.00 15 146 7 MALE 1.64 50.00 45 176 7 MALE 1.57 55.00 132 263 7 MALE 1.48 40.00 31 162 7 MALE 1.55 50.00 131 262 7 MALE 1.57 56.00 11 142 7 MALE 1.42 38.00 116 247 7 MALE 1.52 54.00 81 363 8 FEMALE 1.54 52.00 120 402 8 FEMALE 1.42 29.00 28 310 8 FEMALE 1.61 52.00 30 312 8 FEMALE 1.59 38.00 67 349 8 FEMALE 1.52 45.00 46 328 8 FEMALE 1.50 57.00 68 475 8 MALE 1.65 51.00 125 532 8 MALE 1.68 69.00 133 540 8 MALE 1.62 57.00 30 437 8 MALE 1.60 44.00 127 534 8 MALE 1.65 44.00 34 441 8 MALE 1.73 59.00 53 460 8 MALE 1.63 56.00 69 621 9 FEMALE 1.65 45.00 8 560 9 FEMALE 1.49 37.00 52 604 9 FEMALE 1.54 54.00 75 627 9 FEMALE 1.62 45.00 10 562 9 FEMALE 1.59 55.00 91 643 9 FEMALE 1.52 42.00 86 543 9 FEMALE 1.56 41.00 95 638 9 MALE 1.83 53.00 72 790 9

Conclusion

But it seems my prediction that if a person is below their average height in the class and gender then they will most likely weigh more, was wrong. My results show a lot of the smaller people seem to be of average or slightly lower or higher weight.

Finally my other prediction has been proved correct that the older the selected person gets the taller they will get.

Evaluation:

If I were to redo this experiment then I would most likely change the following things:

I would go over and check more precisely the random numbers I have been given and make sure the info I take from the numbers of the people given are correct.

I would also try and make more graphs to make more sense to what I am trying to explain and use practice graphs to help explain.

Also I would try and use more information so I can get more predictions i.e. choose different variables to compare.

If possible if I did try and re-do the experiment I would try and use a higher amount of samples so I could try and get a more accurate result so instead of using 60 samples I would use 100 which could prove to me more efficient.

Edward Semprini                                  Form 5               Maths Statistics Course Work

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