don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Saturday 21 January 2012

comparing two data sets

the longevity of US Presidents has interesting features

a powerpoint is here

many students will sensibly think that more recent Presidents lived to an older age on average  due to advances in health care, nutrition and other factors that have led to a (general) increase in life expectancy

some Presidents in this data set are not counted (but could be)
this is to keep the sizes of the data sets the same (with apologies) for a frequency graph comparison

the data sets

a possible question to direct the study:

the analysis could use some of the following techniques
which are overlapping in terms of what they tell you:

little point in estimating the means - just to practise this technique

No comments: