# Statistical Investigation

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Statistical Investigation

Introduction

I have chosen to do this statistical coursework that uses data from

'Mayfield High School.' Although this is a fictitious school, the data

is based on a real school. As the data has been collected for me, it

is called secondary data.

I believe that this coursework will allow me to illustrate my ability

to handle data, use specific techniques and apply higher level

statistical maths by being able to use a variety of methods in order

to analyse and compare sets of data. During this project I will be

examining the relationships between the attributes of the pupils of

Mayfield High School. My aim is took produce a line of enquiry which

has two or more statistics regarding the pupils which are related to

each other.

This table shows how many boys and girls there are in each year group

at Mayfield High.

Year Group

Number of Boys

Number of Girls

Total

7

150

150

300

8

145

125

270

9

120

140

260

10

100

100

200

11

84

86

170

The total Number of students at the school is 1200

Data is provided for each pupil in the following categories:

* Name

* Age

* Year Group

* IQ

* Weight

* Height

* Hair colour

* Eye colour

* Shoe size

* Distance from home to school

* Usual method if travel to school

* Number of Brothers or sisters

* Key stage 2 & 3 results in English, Mathematics and Science

From the abovementioned, I need to pick several types of data to base