Datafiles

  • A-Rod 2016Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Data Display
  • Source: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrial01.shtml
  • Number of Cases: 23
  • Excerpt: 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.


  • AccidentsDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods:
  • Source: Progressive Insurance Newsletter out of print
  • Number of Cases: 6
  • Excerpt: Progressive Insurance asked customers who had been involved in auto accidents how far they were from home when the accident happened.




  • Acid rainDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Data Display
  • Source: Reference: (J.O.Froliger and R. Kane, "Precipitation: Its Acidic Nature," Science 189 (8 August 1975): 455-457).
  • Number of Cases: 26
  • Excerpt: 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. […]


  • Activating baking yeastDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Analysis of Variance
  • Source: student project
  • Number of Cases: 16
  • Excerpt: To shorten the time it takes him to make his favorite pizza, a student designed an experiment to test the effect of sugar and milk on the activation times for baking yeast. Specifically, he tested four different recipes and measured how many seconds it took for the same amount of dough to rise to the […]


  • AdoptionsDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Data Display
  • Source: www.census.gov
  • Number of Cases: 51
  • Excerpt: 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?




  • Age and party 2016Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods:
  • Source: http://www.people-press.org/2016/09/13/1-the-changing-composition-of-the-political-parties/
  • Number of Cases: 4
  • Excerpt: The Pew Research Center conducted a representative telephone survey in October of 2016. Among the reported results was the following table 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?


  • AIG dailyDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Displaying Quantitative Data, Summarizing Quantitative Data
  • Source: unknown
  • Number of Cases: 2810
  • Excerpt: The American International Group (AIG) was once the 18th largest corporation in the world. By early 2007 AIG had assets of $1 trillion, $110 billion in revenues, 74 million customers and 116,000 employees in 130 countries and jurisdictions. Yet just 18 months later, AIG found itself on the brink of failure and in need of emergency […]


  • AIG monthlyDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Displaying Quantitative Data, Summarizing Quantitative Data
  • Source: unknown
  • Number of Cases: 72
  • Excerpt: The American International Group (AIG) was once the 18th largest corporation in the world. By early 2007 AIG had assets of $1 trillion, $110 billion in revenues, 74 million customers and 116,000 employees in 130 countries and jurisdictions. Yet just 18 months later, AIG found itself on the brink of failure and in need of emergency […]


  • Airline bumping 2017Download .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Comparing Two Groups
  • Source: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/resources/individuals/aviation-consumer-protection/300341/2017-december-atcr.pdf
  • Number of Cases: 12
  • Excerpt: Commercial airlines overbook flights, selling more tickets than they have seats, because a sizeable number of reservation holders don’t show up in time for their flights. But sometimes, there are more passengers wishing to board than there are seats. Most airlines try to entice travelers to voluntarily give up their seats in return for free […]


  • Airport screeningDownload .TXT file Open in Data Desk ?
  • Methods: Multiple Regression
  • Source: https://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/csv/t3177.csv adapted from: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Semiannual Report to Congress on the Effectiveness of the Civil Aviation Security Program, July 1 to "December 31, 1978, Exhibit 10; July 1 to December 31, 1982, Exhibit 10; July 1 to December 31, 1984, Exhibit 7; July 1 to December 31, 1989, p. 11 (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation); U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Annual Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security, January 1, 1993-December 31, 1993, p. 9; January 1, 1995-December 31, 1995, p. 11 (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation); and data provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Bureau of Transportation Statistics [Online]. Available: http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ 2003/html/table_02_16.html [May 24, 2004]. Table adapted by SOURCEBOOK staff.
  • Number of Cases: 24
  • Excerpt: According to the U.S. Dept of Transportation, screening consists of “the systematic examination of persons and property using weapons-detecting procedures or facilities (electronic or physical search) for the purpose of detecting weapons and dangerous articles and to prevent their unauthorized introduction into sterile areas or aboard aircraft.” The data report the results of airport screening […]