Thursday, December 8, 2011

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Jane Sorensen           
December 1, 2011
Stats 1040

Statics Report

The purpose of our study was to see if there is a correlation between how many ounces of caffeine are consumed daily and how much sleep a person gets a night.

The study design we came up with for this project, was to select 30 random individuals and to ask them our two questions.

1.     On average do you drink close to a.6 less, b.9, c.12 or more, ounces of caffeine a day?

2.     Do you get an average of a. 5 hours or less, b. 6-8 hours, c. 8 or more, hours of sleep a night?

To collect this data we asked random people in grocery stores, on the street, etc… at different times of day.

The first difficulty I encountered was that we were rather broad in our questions. It was hard to come up with a mean or average of 6-8 hours of sleep, etc… It would have been much more beneficial to have asked the exact amounts of caffeine consumed, or hours of sleep each person gets a night. This way we would have come up with a more exact mean or average.

The second difficulty I encountered was that I am biased. I tended to avoid questioning busy looking people, angry looking people, or lazy looking people. These are probably the people who would have been ideal to question though. After observing that, I went back to the store and recollected my information.

The overall analysis of this study showed that the people who consume the most caffeine also appear to be the people who get the most sleep.

I was quite surprised by the results. I had expected quite the opposite effect. However, upon learning the results of our study, my interpretation of the analysis is that lazier people tend to be the bigger caffeine consumers. When you sleep lots, you tend to feel sluggish. The more sluggish you feel, the more you tend to drink caffeine. Whereas people who are on the run all the time and have limited hours of sleep tend to get on a strict schedule that they depend upon to keep moving and keep their energy going.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Project 2

Book cover.

Some thoughts that I had were books like,

Pride and Prejudice
The Tao of Pooh
The Book Thief
Nanny Diaries.

The winner was

the book thief.
So here is how the final pictograms turned out. The taj mahal was my favorite. The Eiffel Tower was a little to small and detailed for my tastes, but over all I like the way it turned out.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Alright, so I've decided to focus on traveling and the wonders of the world.

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Alright. So I've always been very anti blogging, just like I am anti scrap-booking.  However, my teacher, Dave decided it would be in my best interest to keep a blog of  each step through my assignments. (Or maybe it just makes it easier to grade). Either way, here is the start to my very first blog.

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