Week 5 DQs
W5 DQ1 (Due Day 3 – Thursday):
What is a frequency distribution?
Frequency distribution is a method to organize and analyze data. It groups the data into categories and consequently displays the results in each category (Sevilla & Sommers 2007 p. 396).
Chosen Category E-Books in the last 30 days
What percentages, shown at the top of the page, were the top five in that category of the total? Top five books
Percentage of Total
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana - Vatsyayana
Pride and Predudice - Jane Austin
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
0.40% How to Analyze People on Sight - Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
0.36% If you were to graph the top 100, what would the graph look like?
What information does this tell us if we wanted hard copies of these books to put on a 5-foot shelf in a store? Which books would we choose? What happens if we sell them online instead?
Looking at this data will aid me in determining how to categorize my ordering based on the frequency downloaded. From this I can order allocate my total ordering by the percentages. I would choose the top 10 books. I say this because the online downloads provide key indicators on velocity of these titles. If these were to sell online I think that I would look to provide the top fifteen books since the audience base increases.
Sevila, A., & Somers, K., (2007). Quantitative Reasoning. [University of Phoenix Custom e-Text]. Emeryville, CA. Key College Publishing.
W5 DQ2 (Due Day 5 – Saturday):
What is the middle?
In the context of math the middle is termed as the median or middle number within a group. (Sevilla & Sommers 2007 p. 266).
If we have student scores of 4.0, 3.7, 3.7, 3.7, 1.0 the average would be 3.2 while the median and the mode would both be 3.7. Is one of them really...
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