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Convocation Controversy Statistics

Brian Zhang

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We collected around 100 survey results over social media and 270 from going around to various lunches and collecting survey results from everyone. Almost all people were compliant.

Of the sophomores we sampled 51 said yes, 59 said no. Of the juniors, 54 said yes, 7 said no. Of the seniors, 24 said yes, 72 said no. Of the freshman we sampled, 9 said yes, 6 said no. We decided to not interview many freshman because they did not have the experience of an all-school convocation.

Of the females we sampled, 78 said yes, 125 said no. Of the males, 61 said yes, 106 said no.

We interviewed a total of 370 students.

We understand that there may be statistical error and misrepresentation of data.

Survey conducted by: Brian Zhang, Kelly Truax, Isabella White, and Sarah Kim

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Brian Zhang, Perspectives Editor

Hi, I'm Brian Zhang, one of the HiLite's Perspectives Editors. In the past, I have filled the roles as a Feature Reporter, Cover Reporter, and Beats Editor....

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One Response to “Convocation Controversy Statistics”

  1. Stat Department Chairperson on September 21st, 2018 11:30 am

    Brian,
    I appreciate that you were honest about potential biases that my be present in your sampling method. Gathering valid data is not an easy task; which, hopefully, is something you realized with this observational study. If the data you collected was representative of the school’s student body, then I think your graphics did a good job of helping readers understand the relationship that exists between the variables safety, convocation, gender and grade level. One thing I would suggest is that when providing further details about the data collection process it is good practice to include the survey questions. This allows readers to identify if there are any issues with how the questions are worded. Transparency in how you gather data will improve trust.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. Wernke

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