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Ann Blue 8E

What sports do you prefer/play? How long have you been playing it?
Ive been playing sports for a year of so now, during this unit I started to wonder if people play some sports too, what sports they do or prefer and how long have they been playing it for so I decided to make my project be about this. In order to gather information I sent out a survey on survey monkey for people to answer. I separated the boys from the girls and that way it would be easier for me to get information and be able to do this project. Research Question My research question was What sports do you play? and how long have you been playing the sport? Hypothesis My hypothesis is that the boys will be playing more of the popular sports for example football and basketball because based on what I do every day and based on the boys I talk to they usually talk about these two sports. My hypothesis on the girls is that most of them will do gymnastics, football or basketball this is because the girls I talk to or stay with usually play these sports and what I believe may be the average. Girls Sports Football/Soccer Volleyball Softball Tennis Swimming Gymnastics Basketball (other but
now put in its own category)

How many? 6 1 2 3 4 5 7 1 3 1 1

Latin Dancing (other) Badminton (other) Kickball (other) Handball (other) Boys Sports Football/Soccer Volleyball Softball Tennis Swimming

How Many? 8 1 2 3 3
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0 1 3 1 1 1 2

Girls

What Sport People Play and How Many

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Looking at the girls table the sports 7 girls play basketball and 6 girls play football/soccer. These two are the two main sports. Some of the responses I got was from others I looked at each one of them and some of them were the same so I was able to put it in the table as its own category

Frequency

Type of Sports

Boys

What Sport People Play and How Many?

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Looking at this table 8 boys play football/soccer and tennis 3, swimming 3 and basketball 3 comes next. They are the main sports the boys play. I didnt include everything because I got one response in others saying they play Platypus. I didnt include it in my table because it wasnt appropriate.

Frequency

Sports

Comparing the bar graph with boys and girls boys the most popular sport is Football/Soccer and Basketball, both boys and girls play basketball and football/soccer. These sports have the highest amount of people playing it.
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In my survey I also asked how long they have been playing the sport for, I had a few answers that wasnt appropriate and was a little silly.

Girls
How long? (years) Less than 1 year More than 1 less than 2 years More than 2 less than 3 years More than 3 less than 4 years More than 4 less than 5 years More than 5 less than 6 years More than 6 less than 7 years More than 7 less than 8 years More than 8 less than 9 years More than 10 less than 11 years Frequency 3 4 4 1 6 6 0 5 2 1

Boys
How long? (years) Less than 1 year More than 1 less than 2 years More than 2 less than 3 years More than 3 less than 4 years More than 4 less than 5 years More than 5 less than 6 years More than 6 less than 7 years More than 7 less than 8 years More than 8 less than 9 years More than 10 less than 11 years Frequency

0 2 4 0 2 3 1 2 2 3

Ann Blue 8E

Here is a graph:

Girls

How Long Have You Been Playing The Sport

More than 10 less than 11 years More than 8 less than 9 years More than 7 less than 8 years More than 6 less than 7 years More than 5 less than 6 years More than 4 less than 5 years More than 3 less than 4 years More than 2 less than 3 years More than 1 less than 2 years Less than 1 year 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5

Frequency

Number of People

The girls graph shows that most of the girls have been playing sports for about 4.5 and 5.5 years. They are the highest on the graph, just like you can see. There are a few girls that have been playing the sport they chose for about 8.5-10.5 years. Mean: The mean is 5.7 1.5, 1.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5 =108/19= 5.7 Mode- 2.5
I just looked the most common number and I look at bar chart to see which column is the highest. Median: 5.5

1.5, 1.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 10.5, 10.5, 10.5

Ann Blue 8E

Boys:

How Long Have You Been Playing The Sport?

More than 10 less than 11 years More than 8 less than 9 years More than 7 less than 8 years Frequency More than 6 less than 7 years More than 5 less than 6 years More than 4 less than 5 years More than 3 less than 4 years More than 2 less than 3 years More than 1 less than 2 years Less than 1 year 0 1 2 3 4 5

Number of People

The boys graph shows that most boys have been playing their specific sports for about 2.5 years just like you can see on the graph. I had answers saying 22 years, I didnt include that in because it was not appropriate for the graph. Mean= the mean for this graph is 5.1 years.
1.5+1.5+2.5+2.5+2.5+2.5+4.5+4.5+5.5+5.5+5.5+6.5+7.5+7.5+8.5+8.5+10.5+10.5 = 98 98/ 19= 5.1

Median= the median for this graph is 5.5 years.

1.5,1.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 2.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5.5, 5.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 7.5, 8.5, 8.5, 10.5, 10.5, I out everything in order then I crossed out the numbers one by one until I got this the middle, then I added the 2 middle numbers together and divided it by 2.

Mode= the mode for this graph is 2.5 years. I just looked the most common number and I look at bar chart to see which column is the highest.

Method The Method I used was survey monkey; it was both a good way and a bad way. It was easy to gather information, it was not too complicated and hard to get information but a lot of people can just say anything they would like. They could also just ignore this. I know this because I didnt get enough response, out of 100 I got 31 for the girls and 19 for the boys and a lot of them skipped the question. If I could do this again I would ask them face to face so then they cant be silly.
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Ann Blue 8E

Choice of graph
I chose these types of graphs because it was the easiest to read and not too complicated to make, it is a very obvious graph that shows every piece of information without struggle. I also chose it because if I chose the other graphs it wouldnt make sense and It wouldnt show the data I got. Evaluation After doing this project I learnt that boys have been playing sports for a longer period of time, most girls play football/soccer and most boys do too, this shows me that. This also includes me because I do enjoy football/soccer as well. Improvements If I had to do it again, there would be a few things I would improve. First of all I would stop using survey monkey and ask them face to face so I do not getting silly questions and get an appropriate answer, the next thing I would change is getting the question ready. I thought of the question during the last minute which made me waste a lot of time. The last thing I would do is have more choices in the what sports do you play box; I forgot to add in a lot of sports.