Statdisk Notes for Activity 2

Creating the Worksheet

  1. Label two columns with the first names of the people in your group.
  2. Enter the distances from the target to the center to the washer in each column

Summarizing the Data (Question 2)

Do this as a check. I want you to find the values asked for by hand as practice for the test.

Summary statistics for JohnStatdisk does not find the variation for you. Another name for Variation is Sum of Squares, but the Sum of Squares under the Statistics box is the uncorrected sum of squares, which is what you get if you just square the values and add them up, not the value we want which is found by subtracting the mean before squaring the values.

  1. Choose Data / Descriptive Statistics
  2. Select column 1
  3. Click Evaluate
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 with column 2

You should get some output window similar to what is shown to the right.

Check the sample size, mean, median, variance, and standard deviation with what you calculated by hand.