AP Statistics Final Project

Task:  Develop a question, research the question and use statistical analysis to determine an answer.
Specifically, decide on a question to investigate – be ingenious (see links below for ideas). Design an experiment to run, then go through the steps OR design a study, recruit subjects or whatever, place subjects into groups (randomly, of course), impose the treatments, etc. OR perform a simulation on the calculator.

Collect data, plot the data, and finally perform inference.  Go through the 4 inference steps as in Chapter 10.  Then analyze the data and draw a conclusion.  Write up a report and orally report your study findings to the class.

Work in teams of 2.

Question must be approved by __________________(Date)

a.       Introduction to the problem (1 page)

b.      Literature review (1 page)

c.       Methodology (2-3 pages on the survey/experiment design)

d.      Data (Visual displays of the data along with the hypothesis tests – unlimited page length.)

e.       Discussion (1-2 page critique of the strengths and weaknesses of the project)

f.        Bibliography

Project must be word processed.

80 points written report, 20 points oral report

DUE:  ­­­_____________________________

Sites to get ideas for a topic:

www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/rvls.html

www.bbns.org/us/math/ap_stats/

forum.swarthmore.edu/

www.amstat.org/publications/jse/

www.webb.org/math/starnes/ap_statistics.htm

www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us/mcgrail/apsres.htm