Ashford MAT 232 Week 1 Discussions
MAT 232 Week 1 Discussion 1
WEEK 1 DQ:
Respond to one of the following questions in your initial post:
- Are all good samples random? This is an opportunity to bring up opinion polling, which typically tries to obtain views from particular groups (e.g., men, women, older, younger, employed, unemployed, Democrat, Republican, etc.) and then “weights” the results by the prevalence in the population.
- Magazines often report surveys giving statistics such as “63% of women expect the man to pay on the first date.” Are these random samples? These surveys are most definitely not random – they are typically click-through from the magazine website – and so can provide an opportunity to discuss the sort of biases that can result from a lack of random sampling.
Your initial post should be 150 to 250 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7 in at least one paragraph.
Note: This entire class includes online quizzes, discussions, assignments, course projects, and online exams.