These homework problems will take you through the process of statistical estimation using numerical data. You will investigate the quality of the estimation procedure based on different sample sizes.
Gather numerical data for 100 different people. Gather data that has a significant amount of variation; for example, the age of 100 fourth-grade students would not be good numerical data for these purposes. Other than that, the data can be very simple, such as height in centimeters or age in years.
These 100 people will represent your overall population for the seven homework problems. Your goal is to investigate your sample mean as an estimate of your population mean and to explore the accuracy of your estimates.
Solutions are not provided for these homework problems, since answers will vary according to the data you have gathered.