**STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics**

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Labs SHOULD be
due at the end of the lab period, once we straighten out the printing problems.
If you cannot attend your lab and wish to switch, please coordinate with your
labbie. Any changes or "negotiated" turn-in arrangements must be
coordinated with your labbie.

Final Project

Due: Last day of finals

TBD
for graduating seniors

TBD
for non-graduating students

Within this
project you must demonstrate five different aspects of a statistical study. The
project should be 5-10 pages in length. You may use either an observational
study or a designed experiment. I must approve your topic of research before
you begin.

Approval
deadline: TBD

1. Pose a
question that you can answer with data (which must be approved by me).

2. Explain how
you will select the data or design the experiment to gather the data. Provide
your rationale for the choices.

3. Include your
data (in an appendix) and provide an appropriate graphical display. The
descriptive methods you use should relate to the research question you have
chosen to answer.

4. Perform some
statistical inference on your data and provide reasoning for your choice of
methods. You should summarize your findings, relating them to your research
question.

5. Summarize what
you have done in layman's terms, so that a person without any statistical
knowledge would understand your findings and how you obtained them.