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Asking Statistical Questions Identify TWO Variables A PROBLEM: "I wonder if there is a relationship between variable 'A' and variable 'B' from the Census at School 2009 database" The POPULATION must be included in the question |
Worksheet practicing writing statistical Questions |
Given this data what research questions are possible? Pam’s Pork Pies
What are the three research questions
“I wonder if there is a relationship between ……….…… and ……………… from the 2009 Census at school Database”
Defining the variables used: Variables need to be specified, with units and causality considered. Eg Student height is measured in… There is probably an 'association' between the student height and arm span. In this case the variables are probably neither ‘explanatory’ nor 'dependant' Sometimes one variable probably causes the other to change |