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STA 1001 - Prof. Fulwood

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About this Guide

Hello! Our names are Simone Williams and Elena Lazovskaia-Hall and we are your STEM librarians.

We are here to assist you with your research for the bivariate data assignment for your STA1001 course. This research guide helps you complete your research easily and effectively.

We hope you find this information helpful. Feel free to schedule a one-on-one research appointment with either one of us by clicking the image below.

 

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Bivariate PowerPoint Project

You will be required to find two quantitative variables and compare them. Six to twenty-five data points must be chosen.

You will be graded on:

  1. stating your research question,
  2. displaying a table,
  3. constructing a scatterplot,
  4. computing the r-value and then describing both what the scatterplot and r-value means.

You will be assessed on: 

  1. citing reputable sources and graphics.

Each of these five components will be worth 6 points each for a total of up to 30 points.

Please note that there are discussions, a library guide, and an embedded librarian here help you along the way.

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Bivariate PowerPoint Rubric

Below is the rubric that describes how your PowerPoint poster will be graded.

Rubric for Poster Project on Bivariate Data
  6 points 4 or 5 points 2 or 3 points 0 or 1 point
Table There is an appropriate title. There are appropriate column headings. The data points are recorded correctly. The title OR the column headings are missing, but the data points are recorded correctly. Both the title AND the column headings are missing, but the data points are recorded correctly. Both the title AND the column headings are missing. The data points are also recorded incorrectly.
Scatterplots There is an appropriate title that matches the table. Both X and Y axes are labeled correctly. The units are in equal increments. The points are plotted correctly and are clear to the reader. The title is missing OR the x and y axes are not labelled. However, the units are in equal increments, the points are plotted correctly and the points are clear to the reader. Both the title AND x and y axes are not there. However, the units are in equal increments, the points are plotted correctly and the points are clear to the reader. Both the title AND the x and y axes are not there. In addition, the units are not in equal increments OR the points are not plotted correctly or clear to the reader.
Research Question The question discusses the relationship of both quantitative variables. The question references the country for both variables, if applicable. The question starts with a capitalization and ends with a question mark. The question does NOT discuss the relationship between both quantitative variables OR does NOT reference the country for both variables. However, the question does start with a capitalization and ends with a question mark. The question does NOT discuss the relationship between both quantitative variables AND does NOT reference the country for both variables. However, the question does start with a capitalization and ends with a question mark. Question is unclear OR missing.
Conclusion The conclusion includes at least two sentences and answers the research question. The conclusion refers to the scatterplot and describes what it means in two ways. The conclusion refers to the r-value by describing what the r-value means in two ways. The two specific variables researched are mentioned in the conclusion. The conclusion includes at least two sentences and answers the research question. The conclusion does NOT refer to the scatterplot OR the conclusion does NOT refer to the r-value. However, the two specific variables researched are mentioned in the conclusion. The conclusion includes at least two sentences and answers the research question. The conclusion does NOT refer to the scatterplot AND does NOT refer to the r-value. However, the two specific variables researched are mentioned in the conclusion. The conclusion only has one sentence or is missing.
Citations Most of the sources were cited accurately according to APA: Format, Italicization, Capitalization, removed hyperlink, Indenting, Punctuation, Alphabetical Order of References, Quality of Sources, especially images/ web sites, etc. Some of the sources were cited accurately according to APA. OR some parts of a citation are missing/ unnecessary included in one place, OR one question about credibility of resource/images website. Most of the sources were cited inaccurately according to APA OR incorrect citation style/format used OR missing either in-text citations or References OR More than one resource/images/website questionable about credibility, etc. Missing both in-text citations and References.