Elementary Statistics Project

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1.According to the website http://womenissues.about.com/cs/abortionstats/a/aaabortionstats.htm there are approximately 126,000 abortions conducted each day throughout the world. This website includes the abortion statistics of the world and breaks the data down to the demographics of the United States. It also discusses the decisions to have an abortion and the use of contraceptives in the United States. This was an informative website and included detailed statistics conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute. According to the website http://www.bls.gov/cps in 2000, gon average there were roughly 135 million employed and 6 million unemployed people in the labor force in the United States.h (p. 3) The websites definition of unemployed is: gpersons are classified as unemployed if they do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior four weeks, and are currently available for work.h (P. 2). These statistics were collected from unemployment insurance programs. The data was informative but probably not completely accurate since the numbers only included those individuals who participated in unemployment insurance programs. According to the website www.statistics.gov.uk gthe United Kingdom population is projected to increase by 7.2 million over the period of 2004 to 2031.h (p. 1). The growth rate is based on increased future birth rates and lower death rates. The website was informative, but since this is a future prediction, there is not much supporting documentation to support the statistic.

2.The website http://www.sfsu.edu/~acadplan/ugexits01-02.htm provides an undergraduate exit survey that has to be completed during the graduation application process for San Francisco State University. The survey will be categorized into various levels of data, demographic, attitudinal, nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio. The level of data for the questions will be identified in bold and underlined wording.

SFSU Undergraduate Exit Survey 2000-2001
In order to complete the graduation application process, please fill out this survey and turn it in with your approved application materials and application fee to the Student Services Center, HSS 127. If your major department collects application materials, you may send or deliver the completed survey separately to the Student Services Center, HSS 127. X

Please use black pen or pencil to completely darken the bubble of your choice. Please print clearly in the boxes. X
YOUR MAJOR (if you have a double major, please complete this section with your primary major in mind) X
Q1.What is your: major demographic Nominal question
Concentration demographic Nominal question
Q2.For which semester are you applying for graduation? o Summer o Fall o Spring demographic Ordinal question X
Q3.What percentage of the courses (including faculty, class materials, and your learning experience)
in your major would you rate as being high in quality?
Ratio question __________ %
Q4.Would you say that you are very dissatisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied,
somewhat satisfied, or very satisfied with each of the following elements as they relate to your major
Attitude typeVery dissatisfiedSomewhat dissatisfiedNeither satisfied nor dissatisfiedSomewhat satisfiedVery satisfiedNot applicable A.Availability of classesoooooo
B.Overall quality of instructionoooooo
C.Usefulness of texts and course materialsoooooo
D.Access to facultyoooooo
E.Content and structure of the majoroooooo
F.Quality of advising about course work in your majoroooooo G.Overall quality of assistance provided by the departmentoooooo H.Opportunities for useful non-classroom experiencesoooooo IQuality of facilities and equipment such as laboratories or studiosoooooo X

Q5.Please indicate whether you strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree...
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