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Impact! (Statistics)

Rating: 3 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: M.C. Gordon (Student), Nov 02, 2008
Comment: This was a simulation on how data can be biased. The experiment itself was interesting (I tried it twice)the first time was a suprise just to see how "off" my count was to the actual number of hits. It demonstrates human error in data collecting can be a very significant down side for accuracy and outcome of finished data.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use, all you have to do is count different colored dots and put the number you come up with in box. System calculates/compares your answer with actual number. It would have been interesting to see if there was a solution or technic to help cut down on errors.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent 15 mins on site initially when I tried the first simulation. The second time I tried it I spent approximately 8 minutes trying to better my error rate. I did better the second time around. I found the site to be a little anti-climatic,I did so poorly on the simulation that I felt deflated by my results. Hence, why I tried it a second time. The visual was great. Overall, I think this is a good excercise.