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Education Statistical data for a class assignement

Discussion in 'General' started by radodrill, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    The professor for my statistics class is asking us to take a sample of a target population and use the data to characterize that population. So I figured why not take a sample of this web forum to classify the correlation between age, gender, and computer literacy/affinity.

    All I ask is that you provide your age, gender, and how tech savvy you think you are (beginner/average joe, Intermediate, High, Very high, Expert)


    The report is due to the professor on 2-May-08, so please provide your data by 30-April-08

    Thanks for your help, I'm sure I can count on you ;)
     
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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    Good luck :)
     
  3. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I know enough to know that I can't know everything. ;) I would say very high. (At least on hardware. High on software)
     
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    Mary Jo oh lolz

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  6. mctigger

    mctigger What's a Dremel?

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    21/M/High to very high
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    N00B!!!!


    Just kidding, I'd say High.
     
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    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Don't forget, your data will be skewed because of the source. I would say that of the people who will bother to answer this, a great majority will be High+, purely because of the demographic of a web forum such as this.

    Also, your data includes subjective material. My High could be the same as someone else's very high, or vice-versa. Really you need some sort of quiz to test computer literacy/affinity, so that you can derive your own results from that. I'm sure hughwi did one a couple of months back on Travel habits.

    Good luck on the report though!
     
  9. Guest-16

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    25/M/Expert
     
  10. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    18/m/high-very high
    I think. Well, I am sure about the first two!
     
  11. radodrill

    radodrill Resident EI

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    I'm characterizing the population of this web forum by means of a random sample; if I were to try to characterize people in general then using a tech forum as the source of the sample surely would be an issue. I've posted this same thread on another forum so that will give me the opportunity to compare 2 different populations as well

    I'm well aware that the tech savvy part is very subjective (some people would provide artificially high information) but I'm not considering a person's actual tech level just what level they claim to be at.
    Further, since this is not intended to be a very involved project I may just do the characterizations by age/gender, but thought the tech savvy part may play an interesting twist that would be worth mentioning.
     
  12. profqwerty

    profqwerty What's a Dremel?

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    18,M,intermediate/high

    hehe it's like when people do the 'a/s/l?' on them chatrooms:p
     
  13. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    24/M/high-v. high
     
  14. RinSewand

    RinSewand What's a Dremel?

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    20/m/v-high or expert (depends what at!)

    RwD
     
  15. proweb

    proweb More is Always Better!!!

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    43 - male - high/very high
     
  16. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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  17. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    26/M/Very High

    It's like those heady days on AOL chat all over again :D
     
  18. crazybob

    crazybob Voice of Reason

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    hughwi Minimodder

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