WebQuest

Internet Usage and GPA

Process

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SURVEY:
You must survey at least 50 students from your assigned grade level.  The survey must be anonymous to be accurate. 

Here are suggestions for your survey questions:
How many minutes do you spend on internet (per day/week)
1) all together 
2) research for homework
3) watch videos
4) play games
5) socialize
6) shopping
7) other
What is the student's GPA?

These questions can be altered.  You can ask fewer or more questions to get to the conclusion.

Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/ to create your survey.

ANALYZE:
To analyze your data you must use the following statistical tools
1) mean
2) median
3) mode
4) range
5) variance
6) standard deviation
7) linear regression
8) correlation

You can use your graphing calculator

You decide how to use the statistics on your data.  You may use single or multi-variable to analyze your data.  You can create one table for mean, another for median and so forth.  Or you can make one table for all the statistical data.

Once you are done with the analysis, you must turn in a copy of your work for review before you begin your presentation.

You can refer to your textbook of the concepts before  doing the analysis.

Sample Table1: 
Table    Weekly Recreational Internet Usage, in Hours, by Format and Group

Format                                            Total Group               Boys                     Girls

Minutes (per day/week)            M           SD              M       SD             M       SD
all together 
research for homework
watch videos
play games
socialize
shopping
other

____________________________________________________________

Sample Table2 (optional):
Table   Incidence of Downloading Music, Images, Videos, Games, Documents, and Drivers/Installers
Format                                            Total Group               Boys                     Girls

Minutes (per day/week)           M           SD              M       SD             M       SD
Music
Images
Videos
Games
Documents
Drivers/Installers
____________________________________________________________

Sample Table3 (optional):
Table     Frequency of Downloading Music, Images, Videos, Games, and Documents
Format                                            Total Group               Boys                     Girls
Base: Number Answering (at least 50)
                                                                  %                                %                            %
Music
     Very frequently
      Frequently
      Seldom
     Very seldom
      Not reported
Videos
      Very frequently
      Frequently
      Seldom
      Very seldom
      Not reported
Images 
      Very frequently
      Frequently
      Seldom
      Very seldom
      Not reported
____________________________________________________________

Sample of linear regression:

GPA= a+b*X
where:
a= the intercept
b=regression coefficent
X=independent  variable (e.g. minutes spent in games, homework, videos, etc.)

The format of the linear regression is flexible, depending on your survey and data collection.
                                                                                                                                                                

PRESENTATION:
You will present your project to the class using Powerpoint, poster, video or other.
Your presentation must include at least 3 graphs of the following:
1) Histograms/Bar graphs
2) Pie chart
3) Box and whisker plot
4) Line Graph/scatter plot
5) stem and leaf plot
 
Please look at your textbook for lessons on creating these graphs.

You must include the conclusion of your study
 

POST PRESENTATION/FINAL CONCLUSION
 
Once we are done with all the presentations, we will combine the conclusion from all the groups to make a final conclusion.   

Attachments

Correlation coefficient in Excel
Linear regression in Excel
Introduction to Survey Monkey
Create a Free Online Survey Using Google Docs
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5sOFs4ai2oY
MS Excel- Survey & Graph
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3EHB83S2Zmo

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