Week 7 Discussion response

Write a response to each Discussion.

Huber 7.1

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A standard frequency distribution is a list of scores in a sample, as well as the frequency of the scores. (Erford, 2015) This is helpful while combing through data to make sure all the collected information is valid and complete. Usually when a researcher presents a frequency distribution to the public, they use a visual conceptualization of the data. Graphs are used to show the distribution scores through a picture. The following article, Here’s How Mindful You Are, (Marsh, 2011) shows two bar graphs. Bar graphs generally depict discreet variables, unlike histograms. (Erford, 2015) The nominal data that is used to fill a bar graph is depicted in the first graph of the article, titled Meditation Frequency and Mindfulness. (Marsh, 2011) In this bar graph, the x axis shows the meditation frequency of the sample, with nominal values described as Never, Several times/year, Several times/month, Several times/week, and Daily. The y axis shows the sample’s Average Mindfulness Score, varying in interval scale degrees of 2.5 from 60 up to 80 points. (2011)

Stepanek 7.1

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Q3: Which, if any, of the following have you used in the last week as a source of news?

Base: All markets UK (n=2078) US (n=2028) Spain (n=979) Japan (n=978) Italy (n=965) Germany (n=1062) France (n=973) Denmark (n=1007) Urban Brazil (n=985)

The above graph was a frequency distribution of access to news on a weekly basis. The base was all markets in the United Kingdom, Spain, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark and Urban Brazil. [see respective sample size above). The question that was asked was which of the types of media news had been accessed in the last week. The article interpretation was that France and German had corresponding low online access with a much larger percentage of the population accessing the traditional type of media.  The most frequently used forms of new media were online and television in all the countries surveyed.

This is all accurately reported data and is interpreted correctly. There was a graph that followed this question that divided the respondents into age groups. This was also a type of frequency distribution graph and the information noted that the younger aged respondents preferred online versus the older aged respondents. The exception was France where TV was the preferred media for all age groups. This was correctly interpreted by the article.

Erford, Bradley T. Research

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