# males and females driving

Thomas Lock 10Z Maths GCSE Data Handling Coursework Summer 2005

"Do males perform better than females at the driving school?"

Scenario:

I am a business consultant brought in to have a look at the performance of a driving school. I have been given the raw data which shows, in no particular order, how different students have got on in their driving tests.

Introduction:

This experiment has the aim of proving the hypotheses (that I shall develop) by handling data and managing it effectively to instigate realistic results. The hypotheses will be based upon test results from a driving school. I am intending to explore the success of males and females in a driving school. I shall do this by testing the number of one hour lessons and the number of errors in a random sample of 30 males and 30 females. I aim to use this data to test several hypothesises.

Data:

The data which I will be using in this investigation has been gathered from an unknown driving school. I am acting as a business consultant brought in to have a look at the performance of said driving school. The raw data which I have been given is in list form and provides me with the performance of 239 students, of both sexes and includes:

* The number of one hour lessons before successful test.

* The total number of minor errors in test(s) taken.

* The name of the instructor (4 different teachers).

* The day of the test.

* The time of the day of the test.

The data is in no particular order and reflects a large range and variety of results and performances. I have taken a random stratified sample to give me 30 males and 30 females which I will use to test my hypothesises throughout my investigation. Here is an example of the data:

Student

Gender of Student

Number of One-Hour Lessons before Successful Test

Total Number of Minor ...