Descriptive Statistics Part I: Normal Curves, Variability, and Plotting

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Descriptive Statistics Part I: Normal Curves, Variability, and Plotting

Module 2 – SLP

Descriptive Statistics Part I: Normal Curves, Variability, and Plotting

For the Second SLP, using the data that you collected for the Module 1 SLP, please do the following:

  1. Calculate the mean, median, and mode of the measurements taken in Module 1 SLP. Be sure to express each value of central tendency in units.
  2. Discuss whether the values are higher or lower than you would have expected
  3. State which measure of central tendency you think most accurately describes the variable that you measured. Provide a thorough explanation.
  4. Conduct a scholarly search on the internet to find reported health statistics on the variable that you are measuring. For example, if you are measuring your total daily caloric intake, American Dietetic Association. Identify the source.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Use the information in the modular background readings as well as resources you find through ProQuest or other online sources. Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper. Submit the paper as a Word document through the link provided for the assignment.

Length: 2–3 pages typed and double-spaced.

Your Case paper will be further evaluated based on the following criteria:

Precision (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

  • Each question and or assignment requirement is addressed in the paper.
  • Accuracy of your answers, key points and supporting discussion

Clarity (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

  • The paper is well organized, concise, reads clearly, and it is not confusing.

Breadth (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

  • The paper presents appropriate breadth covering the assignment questions/requirements.

Depth (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

  • Presents key points that lead to deeper matters and issues.
  • Integrates several points into coherent conclusions.

Critical Thinking (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

  • The paper demonstrates good understanding and synthesis of the module background material.
  • Logically incorporates key concepts presented in the background material into the overall analyses, key points and supporting discussions.
  • Presents well-reasoned conclusions and position as well as convincing arguments in support of the same.

Writing Mechanics

  • Grammar (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
  • Spelling (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
  • Vocabulary (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)
  • Referencing (Excellent; Good; Average; Poor)

Additional considerations to keep in mind while working on your Case Assignments:

Originality and Use of directly quoted material

  • The purpose of each assignment is for you to present your understanding and synthesis of the background material and key concepts. Accordingly, this must be accomplished substantially in your own words.
  • Use directly quoted material sparingly and only when preserving the exact words of an author is necessary. For purposes of this course, rarely should directly quoted material represent more than 5 percent to 10 percent of your entire case paper’s content. Composing a paper patched together from mostly quoted material is not acceptable.
  • Be sure to properly reference all directly quoted material and include the in-text citations. All paraphrased information also requires reference citations at the end of the paraphrased section.


  • A paper that answers all assignments questions and supports the answer with good key points, well-supported discussions and quality references will earn a solid “B” grade.
  • “A” papers are exceptional works that go beyond just answering the questions and provide insightful answers.

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