Measurement and Descriptive Analysis

| August 31, 2017

M1A1: Measurement and Descriptive Analysis
Instructions: Complete the following questions. Enter answers and explanations in this document. Show calculations and other statistical operations in the Excel sheet. Submit both the Word and Excel files.
Part I
In the Fox textbook, complete Questions 1, 2, 3, 5 on page 20.
For each question, write below the question number and the correct option after it. In a short paragraph, explain why the correct answer is correct and why the other options are wrong.
Part II

Source: Reaves, B. A. (2009, April 14). State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 (revised). U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Retrieved from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/slleta06.pdf
Examine the bar diagram and answer the following questions:
• What is the X-axis measuring? What is the Y-axis measuring?
• What is the unit of “size of academy”? What level of measurement is this?
• How much is the average expenditure per recruit for training academies with 25–49 instructors?
• What size academy spends the most money per recruit?
• Does the data reveal any interesting or surprising trends?
Part III
Examine the pie chart, which shows the number of state and local law enforcement training academies for each size category, where the number of full-time equivalent instructors at the academy measures size. Interpret this data, that is, extract meaning from these numbers, and write it in your own words. Do not merely repeat the information in the chart in sentences; comment on the information you glean from this chart.

Source: Reaves, B. A. (2009, April 14). State and Local Law Enforcement Training Academies, 2006 (revised). U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. Retrieved from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/slleta06.pdf

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