Computer Project - World Correlation:
Get some data: Find any two things of interest from the website
It will work best if they are the same units (so both % or relative values) IE % of woman working and fertility rate would work. As opposed to Population of a country and % woman working, probably not.
Start at this
database Find at least 20 countries, choose some rich ones, some poor ones. Pick two variables that you think are correlated (have a relationship) - check with me before you get too far.
Enter the country name and each variable on your spreadsheet (like
this - made up data) Create a scatterplot
Add a linear trendline - is it appropr0iate to add a linear trendline? - find the equation of the trendline. (
VIDEO HOW TO) Find the correlation coefficient (r) [square root of r2]
What countries are outliers? Discuss reasons they might be outliers.
Describe the relationship and a conclusion (just 2 sentences describing the relationship and any insights)
Add your results (graph/conclusion) with your name to this slideshow (
put your slide in here) ( Example)
Exceeds: conclusion is thorough. Outliers are well identified.
Data is same units (as described above). Graphically layout nicely.
8 point project
1 - 2 variables chosen that are interesting
1 - scatterplot is created
1 - trendline added
1 - r - found and explained
1 - outliers identified