Post #5

Yesterday I went back to Edison to count the number of parking spots available to students and found that there are 288 regular parking spots and 45 senior preferred, bringing in a total of 333 parking spots available to students.

Also, I wrote out my surgery questions that I will be using to gather my information.

  1. Select your grade.
    1. Sophomore
    2. Junior
    3. Senior
  2. Do you drive a car to school everyday?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Did you purchase a parking pass for the 2016-2017 school year?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. About how many days a week do you park in the student parking lot?
    1. None
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 3
    5. 4
    6. 5
  5. If you did not purchase a parking pass for the 2016-2017 school year, please explain why?
    1. Too expensive
    2. I don’t need too because I park on the street or neighborhood
    3. I don’t drive
    4. Other

Megan Nichols Post 4

Also, regarding sampling methods, in the case where I am unable to obtain permission from English teachers to go through with my experiment (of trying to get people to join band), then I will be forced to turn to convenience sampling, which would occur during tutorial and students would be chosen based on their location, as in whoever’s closest and within the grade limit (9-11). This would definitely introduce bias, such as undercoverage and nonreponse, since I wouldn’t be able to get an equal amount of 9th-11th graders or ensure that they are all represented, and people are more likely to walk out on an experiment if it is during their break time. Sorry about the very last minute posts.

Megan Nichols Post 3

For my project (getting people to join band next year), my plan is to use a cluster sample of 3 English classrooms grades 9-11 selected randomly. This is to ensure that each grade is represented as equally as possible (excluding seniors, who are not part of the population and are not considered for sampling, based on the fact that this experiment will not benefit them). The cluster sampling is also for convenience, since it would be difficult to single out students from a single class and uncomfortable for those involved. Although having every student from a single class will introduce bias, as they will most likely interact with each other, this seems like it has a better chance of persuading people to join band instead of a situation where an individual is singled out and is uncomfortable or something.

Post #5

The survey that I have created aims to find connections between dogs, grades, and stress.  These are the areas that I would like to focus on in my project.  With these connections, it might be easier to determine whether this event would benefit the students of Edison High School.  Really excited for the presentation tomorrow as this is an event which I have wanted to be held at Edison for a few years now.  Hopefully, we can see an event utilized at top colleges and universities at our school.

Megan Nichols Post 2

I wrote two surveys for my experiment, which concerns getting people to join band, the first survey being a control group which will be handed out before the experiment begins and the second one once it ends. Here they are:

Survey 1

What grade are you in?

Are you going to join the band next year?

Do you play an instrument or are interested in playing one?

Survey 2

Do you feel like you care about band a little bit more now?

Are you considering joining band next year?

Rate this experience, 1-10.


These surveys will allow me to see if my experiment works by comparing if students can change their mind on joining band or not. Also, the other information is important for considering demographics. : )

Final Post


This is one of the starting slides in my presentation. I think that my project on the use of tutorial at Edison fits all the statistical requirements, as my design takes into account all the constraints that come along with actually carrying out a survey in a high school. Since I am able to randomize each individual cluster with a large sample size of 15, I think that it will successfully show the broader interests of Edison High. It will also be very easy to replicate if need be to gain further results.

Jenny Tran Update 5

I have fianlized my project and decided on creating a two part survey that focuses on the waiting times of bathrooms and the correlation with gender. The first part will emphasize time and be volunteer based, while the second will be about the frequency of bathroom usage. Since the second question is not as personal as the former, it can and will be asked to the general student body at edison. The question is a good way to fix the issue if there is one found. I am thinking about the possibility of having long breaks or passing periods. There is also the possibility of making a bathroom “grace” period.

Dylan Alcantara- Post 5

For my math project, I have identified the observational study will lead to 70 male students being asked to take a survey regarding male student restrooms at EHS. My Google survey will read:
1. Do you use the male student restrooms at Edison High School?
2. On a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the highest), how comfortable do you feel when using the urinals?
3. Do you think urinal dividers would help you feel more comfortable?
4. Do you think Edison High School should implement urinal dividers in the male student restrooms?


As of 01/09/2017, the Genius Formation project for the Test Writing project has been submitted to Canvas and is printed and ready for Ms. Harrell.

With that finally done, it is time for me to explain about my postings, my fellow STATSmates…

Originally, I had thought the Genius Formation project assignment consisted of also going out and performing the experiments/surveys/samples etc….so I intended to space out my postings as so.  I had a conversation with Ms. Harrell about it, and she said it was okay for my future postings to be “I have already completed the written portion” which of late, my postings have been.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that my postings, and entire GENIUS FORMATION PROJECT is complete!!!

Thanks to all!

Posting #5 Jacob r

This will make much more sense after reading the way this quiz works, but this is an example of one of the potential questions. The proper response here would be “correct” because the red background tells the participant to answer opposite of what is logical.  This is a test of cognitive function.  My goal is to test whether amount of sleep will have any effect on an individual’s ability to perform accurately and speedily on the test I administer1483950329374-1108679814