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As stated by Weinstein “statistics is the scientific method with an emphasis on understanding the method as a type of inductive thinking” (p. 13). The purpose of this paper is to write a report on the five parts of the M&M project. This paper will discuss the method, analysis and result and how to speculate on three or more possible condition in the bagging process that could have caused the result observed at the completion of this project.
Project Part 1: Sampling Method
The first part of this project was the sampling of three bags of M&M and to record all the colors that were counted from each bag in Excel. For the result to be meaningful, the sample has to be random which means getting the M&M from different stores. The number of M&M in each bag were totaled and recorded on the excel spread sheet. Since only 1.69 oz. bags were sampled, all the conclusions were based on plain 1.69 oz. bags of M&Ms. This process was needed because samples were taking from the population of all 1.69 oz. bags of M&Ms that were sampled.
Project Part 2: Method, Analysis, Results
The second part of this project involved calculating the sample proportions for each of the color, such as the mean number of candies, creating histogram for the number of candies in each bag and summarizing the information using excel spreadsheet. Excel was used to compute the descriptive statistics for the total number of candies per bag in which the data includes sample mean, sample standard deviation, median, mode, as well as other useful information and summary of the statistics. This part also calculated the correct proportion for each color, the sample mean number of candies, using excel to create histogram for the number of candies per bag, computing the descriptive statistics for the total number of candies per bag with excel, summarizing the total number and calculating proportion for each color. Sampled were the mean number of candies in each bag, standard deviation of mean number of candies...
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