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 booksRankFrequencyPercentage of Total
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn- Mark Twain1269640.70%
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana - Vatsyayana2259270.67%
Pride and Predudice - Jane Austin3181090.47%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle4153700.40% How to Analyze People on Sight - Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict5138470.36% 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...