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The Task

First year students attended their 1st workshop where they had the chance to collect their own data, calculate basic descriptive statistics, represent their data graphically and interpret it. Students were grouped and asked to measure their own arm spans and their height with a measuring tape and record their values (in cm) on a table. They were also asked to register age (in years) and gender.

My aim was to help 1st year students represent graphically their own collected data on arm spans (in cm) into a bar-plot. Students could use either a spreadsheet application such as Excel, statistical software such as Minitab, or simple graph paper. They were asked to adequately label the axes and write a figure legend. In the legend I expected students to tell the reader exactly what they are looking at. The legend needs to be precise, state where and when the data was collected, the size of the group of first year students and the unit of measurement.

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