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Walker Maths 3.9 Bivariate Data

By | Copyright Year:2017 | ISBN-13: 9780170389419

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What is statistical inference?



Setting up your investigation
1 Select suitable data
2 Pose an appropriate question
3 Name the response variable and the explanatory variable, and justify your choice
4 State the purpose of your investigation and who would find it useful

Select and use appropriate displays

Identify features in the data

Find a linear model

Describe the nature and strength of the linear relationship, and relate this to the context
1 The nature of the relationship
2 The strength of the relationship

Use the model to make a prediction

Unusual points

Improving the model
1 By removing unusual points
2 By fitting a curve
A Residuals
B Deciding which curve is best

Discuss other features of the relationship
1 Groupings
2 Correlation and causality

Communicate findings in a conclusion

Writing about bivariate data

Pick the errors

Putting it all together

Practice tasks



Charlotte Walker BEd, GradDipTchLn, MHealSc. Charlotte has nine years' experience in teaching Mathematics, and is currently Assistant HOD of Mathematics and Dean of Year 9 at Darfield High School.

Victoria Walker BSc (Hons), GradDipTchLn.Victoria has twenty years' experience in teaching Mathematics, and is currently Teacher of Mathematics and Specialist Classroom Teacher at Riccarton High School. She has received a Jim Campbell award for teaching excellence (2003) and an Ernest Duncan award in Mathematics (2007).


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