# Gsce Statistics Coursework

Introduction

I have been given some secondary data on the school population of May

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eld High School inManchester. The population contains 851 Key Stage 3 students and 371 Key Stage 4 students, fora total of 1183 students. I have been asked to investigate the data and ask questions on it so Ican set several hypotheses.

The Data

The data I have been given is a mix of female and male data and includes the followingheadings:Qualitive Data•Year Group•Gender•Means of Getting to SchoolDiscrete Data•Age in Years and Months•Average Number of Hours of TV Watched•No. of Pets•Weight

The Questions

From the data it would be interesting to see if there are any relationships between weight and TV watched, no. of pets, age and gender as I would like to see if the amount of activitycompleted e

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ects the weight of a person.

Hypotheses

I believe I will

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nd that people who weigh less and are a comparable age will generally watchless TV. This is because if people are not watching TV, they are more likely to be doing morestrenuous activities. Furthermore, I believe people who weigh less will have more pets, becausepets need to be walked in many circumstances. Also, I believe that people who weigh less willwalk to school, as that means they are getting more exercise every morning and evening. I willcompare the male results to the female results to see if there is a correlation between thedi

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erent genders. The press generally says that the obesity problem is more apparent with boys,so it will be interesting to see if males, on average, weigh more or less than females. I also believethat age will e

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ect this, so I will take a sample of 60 KS3 year old males, 60 KS4 year old females,60 KS4 Males and 60 KS4 Females. I believe that I will

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nd in general females will weigh less thanmales of a comparable age.

The Plan

To help me ensure I investigate these hypotheses to the best of my ability, I have written a plan.First, I will need to sample the population to reduce the number of data samples and make theproject easier to do (this will also be an accurate sample of the population assuming there is nottoo much skew in the data). I will take a random sample of:•30 KS3 Males with pets•30 KS3 Females with pets

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I'm in Year 10 and I'm going to start my statistics coursework next week which is very soon, however I honestly have no idea what we're doing. I understand already that our theme is holidays and we will be given a set of secondary data. But I do not know further than this. I am desperate to get an A* in my coursework and I need some help! We have gone over some of the basics (that are not A-A* grades) like qualitative, quantitative, continuous, discrete, data logging machines etc.

I want to know what the structure is; how long I have to complete it; what we are actually writing; what key facts I need to know

ThanksSo I got an A in my statistics coursework last year( 31/40) and I was 2 marks of an A*. I don't actually know of anyone who has got an A* in the stats coursework- in real life and the student room- so it's very rare.( Statistically for AQA this year more people got an A* in maths than for statistics)

For me the coursework lasted for the entirety for the school day and I got one day to do it- your school might be different. You should be giving sort of writing frame( I was)-

Firstly are you on AQA? If not then I won't be able to help as much- but one huge tip is to read the examiners report- it tells you exactly what you need to include and where students have gone wrong- it will help you achieve the top grades.

To actually get A* grades you have to use A/A* techniques and interpret them and how they are relevant to your given hypothesis. Use histograms, grouped frequency tables, standard deviation, mean, median, mode, intq, boxplots etc(Original post by**Pandora___**)

I'm in Year 10 and I'm going to start my statistics coursework next week which is very soon, however I honestly have no idea what we're doing. I understand already that our theme is holidays and we will be given a set of secondary data. But I do not know further than this. I am desperate to get an A* in my coursework and I need some help! We have gone over some of the basics (that are not A-A* grades) like qualitative, quantitative, continuous, discrete, data logging machines etc.

I want to know what the structure is; how long I have to complete it; what we are actually writing; what key facts I need to know

ThanksLast edited by gapyear2018; 11-09-2015 at 23:02.

As the previous post stated, it depends on your exam board.

Idk about edexcel but for AQA your teacher can help a little and you can take your revision guide and whatever you need with you.(Original post by**Pandora___**)

I'm in Year 10 and I'm going to start my statistics coursework next week which is very soon, however I honestly have no idea what we're doing. I understand already that our theme is holidays and we will be given a set of secondary data. But I do not know further than this. I am desperate to get an A* in my coursework and I need some help! We have gone over some of the basics (that are not A-A* grades) like qualitative, quantitative, continuous, discrete, data logging machines etc.

I want to know what the structure is; how long I have to complete it; what we are actually writing; what key facts I need to know

Thanks

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