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Name: ___________________________

Date: ___________________________

Project 1 - Pretest/Posttest
You will be given 60 minutes to complete the assessment. You may use paper, pencil, and Microsoft
Excel. No other computer program, including the Internet, may be used.

Total Possible:
Your Score:

Section I
5

Section II
10

Section III
41

Total
56

Section I. Matching (5 points) You have 10 minutes to complete this section.


Directions:
For the problem below, match the letter with the correct statement. You may
have more than one letter for each statement, and not all letters may be used.

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1. This table can be used to find data on property crime in OH and IN for the year 1980.

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2. This table can be used to find data on violent crime in Ohio for the year 1994.

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3. This table can be used to find data on violent and property crimes in Ohio for the
years 1994 1997

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4. This table can be used to find data about property crimes and violent crimes for the
state of Ohio in 1980.

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5. This table can be used to find data about property crimes in OH and IN from 19801985.

Use the following table with data from the UCR for Section II.

Estimated violent crime total


Year
Indiana Ohio
2000
21230
37935
2001
22734
40023
2002
22001
40128
2003
21842
38185
2004
20294
38787
2005
20302
40162
Section II. True/False (10 points) You have 10 minutes to complete this section.
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1. If you want to find the average of a group of data, you will always use the mean.
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2. Ohio is more dangerous than Indiana because they have a higher violent crime totals.
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3. In Excel, the command =LOWER(A8:A15) would find the lower quartile for
the data set located in cells A8 A15
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4. The range for the state of IN violent crime total from 2000-2005 is 22001.
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5. The minimum for the violent crime totals for the state of OH is 37935.
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6. In order to calculate the range of a data set, you need to know the maximum and
minimum values.
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7. To compare crime rates for Ohio and Indiana, the table above is sufficient.
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8. The Interquartile range is useful to have when creating a boxplot of data.
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9. The bar width for a histogram does not have any specific meaning.
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10. A legend is needed if multiple data sets are displayed on a single graph.

Section III. Short Answers (41 points) You have 40 minutes to complete this section.
A. Directions: (6 points) In your own words, define the following terms:
1. (1 point)
median

2. (1 point)

mode

3. (1 point)

mean

4. (1 points)

range

5. (2 points)

standard deviation

Estimated violent crime total


Year
Indiana Ohio
2000
21230
37935
2001
22734
40023
2002
22001
40128
2003
21842
38185
2004
20294
38787
2005
20302
40162
B. Direction:

Calculate the following problems. Use the data in the above table if appropriate. If
you are using Excel to do the calculation, write the exact Excel command you used.
Show all your work to receive full credit. (15 points)

1.

(2 points) Calculate the median violent crime rate for the state of Ohio.

2.

(2 points) Calculate the mean violent crime rate for the state of Indiana.

3.

(5 points) Compute the Upper and Lower Quartile ranges for the state of Ohio.

4.

(6 points) Draw a scatterplot of the data for the state of Indiana.

C. Direction:

Short Answer. Make sure to use complete sentences and correct punctuation. 5
points each. (20 points)

1.

Describe a situation where you would want to use the median rather than the mean to
report the average in a set of data.

2.

With the data we collect from the UCR, would the median or the mean be a better
representation of the average? Why?

3.

Draw a picture of a graph that is left-skewed, and explain why.

4.

Draw a picture of a graph that has low variation, and explain why.