Home > INT3 > Chapter 6 > Lesson 6.1.2 > Problem 6-18
For each given population, create a research question and at least one survey question that can help you answer your research question. Assume your math class is the representative sample you will survey.
Example:
Population: students at my school
Research Question: How many students at our school would take advantage of extended library hours?
Survey Question for my Math Class: If the school library were open at 7:15 a.m., would you use it at least once per week?
Example:
Population: all high school math students in the U.S.
Research Question: Why do high school students take math?
Survey Question for my Math Class: The main reason I’m taking this class is:
1) It is a graduation requirement. | 2) It is a college prerequisite. | |
3) My parents are making me. | 4) I’m interested in math. | |
5) For some other reason. |
Answers will vary. Do your best to create an unbiased question.
Population: students at my school
Population: all high school math students in the U.S.
Population: all U.S. teenagers
Research: What is the average commute distance to school for teenagers?
Survey: What is the distance from where you live to school?