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AP Statistics Research Project

The research paper is to be typed, double-spaced, using 12-point Times New Roman font on 8 ½” x 11” paper with 1 inch margins on all 4 sides. Below is a description of the sections of the paper and what I expect to see. There is also an estimate on the length of each section. Your completed paper will be sublitted via Google Classroom - there is no need to provide a printed copy. 

  1. Title Page - 1 page
    1. Catchy title for the project
    2. An appropriate graphic image or two
    3. Names of group members
    4. Year (2016)
  2. Introduction - 1-2 pages
    1. Topic introduction
    2. State hypotheses
    3. Detail the goals of the project
    4. Summarize the entire project in a page or two
  3. Research Summary - 2 pages
    1. Find research on or related to your topic
    2. Can include same or similar research previously done
    3. Background information or history/trivia on your topic
    4. The idea is to set up the reader to be more informed and interested in the topic
  4. Data Collection - 1 page
    1. Description of the method(s) used - a summary of the process used to collect the data (not a data summary)
    2. If you conducted an experiment, explain how you used the 3 Principles of Experimental Design - Control, Randomization and Replication
    3. Be sure to include any shortcomings of your results due to limitations of your data collection methods
  5. Data Analysis - 2 pages
    1. Summary of the data - charts, tables, graphs
    2. Summary of the inference - test results, confidence intervals (show math)
  6. Works Cited Page - 1 page
    1. Cite written and/or internet sources using standard MLA style
    2. To use a citation generator, try knightcite.com
  7. Conclusions - 1-2 pages each (Each group member writes their own conclusion)
    1. Summarize the project
    2. Answer the original questions, address the hypotheses
    3. Detail what was learned/gained by your participation in the project


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