histogram

CONTEXT

We will use the Best Actor Oscar winners (1970–2001) data file to learn how to create a histogram using StatCrunch, and to practice what we’ve learned about describing a histogram. We are interested in describing the distribution of actors’ ages when they won the Best Actor Oscar.

PROMPT

In your initial post, respond to the following discussion prompt.

  1. Describe the distribution of ages of the Best Actor Oscar winners. Your description should include: shape, center (a typical representative age), a typical interval of representative ages, spread (overall range of ages), and any outliers (unusual ages). Be sure to embed your histogram in your initial post Please do not submit your histogram as an attachment.
  2. Create a second histogram for the distribution of ages, and adjust the bin width . Try both smaller and larger bin widths. Choose a bin width so that your second histogram does not look like the first. Upload your second histogram to your Stats-Class folder. Also embed your second histogram with your initial post. Indicate which histogram is better for analyzing the data (your first embedded histogram or your second). Explain why.