Math 113 - Technology Project 1

Exploring and Understanding Data

Group Members

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We are going to look at the opening weekend box office gross receipts for major (if it didn't open in at least 2000 theaters or be in the top 10 grossing movies on opening weekend, then we won't consider it to be major) movies. Follow the Minitab instructions under the technology exercises link on the website to collect the information and for help finishing the report.

  1. Fully describe the data collected using the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How (if appropriate) as covered in chapter 2 of the text. This should be part of all projects you submit, not just this one. For this project, the context is the same for all parts. Many of the projects will have different data for different questions, so you will have separate contexts for each question.
  2. Display the categorical data for the "critic", "yahoo", and "rating" variables. Use a frequency table, bar chart, and pie chart (you pick which one to use with which variable).
  3. Display the quantitative data for the opening weekend gross and the number of theaters. Use a dot plot for one and a histogram for the other (you decide which to use for which).
  4. Create a box plot of the number of theaters showing a movie, broken down by the MPAA rating of the movie.
  5. Numerically describe the opening weekend gross and number of theaters showing the movie.
  6. Create a normal probability plot for the opening weekend gross. Tell about whether or not the data appear normal?