Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapters 3 and 4 of your textbook. Find a quantitative variable and an associated graph that depicts a demographic about the United States. This can be any topic of your choosing. Government data, business publications, and corporations’ websites are good sources of information. You may want to begin your search using one of the following resources:
- United States Census BureauLinks to an external site.
- United Sates Census Bureau’s Library: Infographics & VisualizationsLinks to an external site.
- S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic AnalysisLinks to an external site.
- S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Entrepreneurship Education | ResourcesLinks to an external site.
In your post,
- Post the URL and the distribution graph from the website.
- Discuss who you believe generated the data. Do you think it is credible?
- Discuss what the graph reveals about the variable.
- Explain any unusual aspects, as well as the shape, center, and spread of the distribution.
- Discuss your own interpretation of the distribution.
Guided Response: Your initial response should be a minimum of 300 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates by commenting on their posts. In your response, provide your own interpretation of their distribution graph. Note any differences between your classmate’s interpretation and your own. Though two replies are the basic expectation for class discussions, for deeper engagement and learning you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you. Continuing to engage with peers and the instructor will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real-world experiences with the discussion topics.