Stories

  • Story Name: A-Rod 2016
  • Topics: Sports
  • Datafile: A-Rod 2016 Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Scatterplot, Time Series
  • Story:

    Alex Rodriguez (known to fans as A-Rod)was the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs. The file holds the number of home runs hit by A-Rod during the 1994–2016 seasons. Describe the distribution, mentioning its shape and any unusual features.

  • Story Name: Accidents
  • Topics: Automotive
  • Datafile: Accidents Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Contingency Table
  • Story:

    The percentage of auto accidents by distance from home. The dataset is small enough that examining a table should be sufficient. Are most accidents close to home?

  • Story Name: Acid Rain
  • Topics: Environment
  • Datafile: Acid Rain Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Boxplot, Histogram
  • Story:

    Froliger and Kane measured the pH (a scale on which a value of 7 is neutral and values below 7 are acidic) of water collected from precipitation events in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania between December 20, 1973 and May 23, 1974. Display the distribution of these values and describe with words and numbers what you see. […]

  • Story Name: Adoptions
  • Topics: Social Science
  • Datafile: Adoptions Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Boxplot, Histogram, Outlier
  • Story:

    The United States Census Bureau keeps track of the number of adoptions in each State (and Washington D.C.). The data includes the population of each state as well. How should adoptions be summarized and displayed? Which form of the data is most informative? Are there any outliers?

  • Story Name: Age and party
  • Topics: Social Science
  • Datafile: Age and party Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Contingency Table
  • Story:

    The Pew Research Center conducted a representative telephone survey in October of 2016. Among the reported results were responses concerning the preferred political party affiliation of respondents and their ages for white voters. Is there evidence of age-based differences in party affiliation in the United States for white voters?

  • Story Name: All the efficiency
  • Topics: Automotive, Consumer, Environment
  • Datafile: All the efficiency Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Regression, Residuals, Scatterplot
  • Story:

    The dataset is a sample of model 2011 cars collected from an online information service. How does fuel efficiency (as highway mpg) relate to cost (MSRP)? Describe the relationship. Can you find a model for it? Are more expensive cars more fuel efficient?

  • Story Name: Attendance 2016
  • Topics: Sports
  • Datafile: Attendance 2016 Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk
  • Methods: Scatterplot, Simple Linear Regression
  • Story:

    What determines attendance at baseball games? The data are the attendance total for home and away games for each team in major league baseball for the 2016 season. Look especially for a relationship with winning games or with runs scored.