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Presented by: Jacob A. Tievy

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How Many Years Have You Lived in Poolesville? Number of Years Living in Poolesville Number of People 0 Years 4 1 Year 1 2 Years 1 3 Years 0 4 Years 0 5 Years 1 6 Years 2 7 Years 1 8 Years 1 9 Years 0 10 Years 1 11 Years 13

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The mean for the data that I collected is: (0 x 4 = 0) + (1 x 1 = 1) + (2 x 1 = 2) + (3 x 0 = 0) + (4 x 0 = 0) + (5 x 1 = 5) + (6 x 2 = 12) + (7 x 1 = 7) + (8 x 1 = 8) + (9 x 0 = 0) + (10 x 1 = 10) + (11 x 13 = 143) = 188 188 / 25 = 7.52

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The Mode for the data I collected is 11 years, since it is the most common number of years by far in my sample.

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The Median for the data that I collected is 11 years. This is because over half of the people that I surveyed (13 out of 25 people) said that they have lived in Poolesville for 11 years.

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The range for the data that I collected was 11 years. This is because the number of years that people have lived in Poolesville ranged from zero (0) years to eleven (11) years.

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The mode is the best representation for the Central Tendency of the data that I collected. This is because over half of the people that I surveyed (13 out of 25) said that they have lived in Poolesville for 11 years.

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My sampling technique was a convenience sample. I surveyed 6 th grade students at John Poole Middle School. My sampling was biased because I only surveyed sixth-graders, so their answers were limited to eleven or less. It was also biased because the survey was taken at a school in Poolesville, as opposed to a random location.

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