Who, what, and why for the statistics class data. Answer the who, what, and why questions for the statistics class data set.

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Who, what, and why for the statistics class data. Answer the who, what, and why questions for the statistics class data set.

Step by step solution:

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Any set of data is accompanied by background information that helps us understand the data. When we plan a statistical study or explore data from study, answer to the following questions are necessary:

1. Who? What cases do the data describe? How many cases does the data set contain?

2. What? How many variables do the data contain? What are the exact definitions of these variables? What are the units of measurement for each quantitative variable?

3. Why? What purpose do the data have? Do we hope to answer some specific questions? Do we want to draw conclusions about cases other than the ones we actually have data for? Are the variables that are recorded suitable for the intended purpose?

Answers to these questions for the statistics class data set are:

1.Who? : The cases in the data are students.