This is a 2 part assignment !


Title of Presentation:

Title of Article (include name of publication and publishing date):

Link to the Article (URL):

STEP 1: Visit one of the following newspapers’ websites: USA TodayNew York TimesWall Street Journal, or Washington Post. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have been published after the start of this term.

Examples may include:

  • Elections/exit polls
  • Award shows (Oscars/Emmys/Grammys)
  • Sports
  • Economy/job market
  • Gender equality
  • Human rights issues

The article should use one or more of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

  • Measures of Frequency – Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
  • Measures of Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode
  • Measures of Dispersion or Variation – Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
  • Measures of Position – Percentile, Quartiles

Note: Once you navigate to a publication’s website, it may be easiest to do a search with a statistics-related word (ex: standard deviation).

Part A:

1. Provide a summary of the article you have chosen by identifying the purpose and what real-world problem it is addressing/trying to solve. Include the following information:(Bulleted format, as shown below, is acceptable). • Topic (what real world problem does this study address?)  • Date of publication/study.• Author/Researchers.• Audience for the article.• Why the article was written.

2. Explain which category(s) of descriptive statistics is used in the study and how it is used to communicate the information found in the study and/or any conclusions/solutions posed (1–2 paragraphs). Make sure to clearly connect your explanation to the purpose/real world problem the article is addressing.

3. Describe several connections, using specific examples, between the information presented/the problem and its larger impact to the world/your major/current job/future career goal. (1–2 paragraphs).

4. Recommend several highly relevant and valid solutions based on the mathematical and visual data provided in the article.

Part B: This must be a PowerPoint !

An additional part of the application process requires you to create a presentation based on the information provided above. To do so, choose an audience (outside of the field of mathematics) that could benefit from the information you will present:

5. Create one visualization of the data appropriate for the conference audience (1 slide). Make sure that your visualization includes appropriate titles, labels, colors, and text. Note: If the article already contains a visual, you must create a different type of graph or chart.

6. Explain how the audience can benefit from the data (1 slide).

STEP 4: In the notes section of your final slide, answer the following questions:

  • Explain why you chose the audience in Part B.
  • Describe how the visuals used in the PowerPoint are appropriate for the audience.

Please cite all sources . Will be checked for plagiarism .

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